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Mariah Carey

I Could Judge 'Idol' ...

BY MYSELF!

9/7/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

090712_carey_splash_launchMariah Carey doesn't need no stinkin' co-judges on "American Idol" ... the diva tells TMZ she can do it all by her damn self!!!! And with multiple personalities, she's just the person to pull it off.

Carey spoke to photogs on both ends of the country yesterday -- first in NYC, where the paps asked about the tension between herself and Nicki Minaj.

Carey shot back, "What tension? There's no tension!" Suuuuure.

When she arrived to L.A. we asked Carey who she would like to join her on the judge's panel, since there are still 3 open chairs.

Mariah replied, "I'd answer that, but I'm not quite sure how."

When we suggested she judge the show by herself, Carey made it clear she LOVED that idea ... saying, "Naturally ... why not?"

Think about it ... She's going to make $18 mil. If she pulls a Sybil, producers could pay each personality a more reasonable $4.5 million, and everybody wins.

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really! really?    

Like people really want to hear a legend in her own mind criticizing others. Would rather watch reruns of last week's news.

589 days ago
17.

Faye    

Wow. Someone help poor Mariah. She's lost her ego.

589 days ago
18.

Truth    

YIPPERS... GIVE THE BITCH A FEW DRINKS AND THE OTHER TWO JUDGES CHAIRS ARE AUTO-FILLED AND AUTO-TUNED. DONT FORGET THE AUTO-LIP SYNCING. #TRUTH!!

589 days ago
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Kabala    

I hate her.

589 days ago
20.

sirklza    

reading the comments i thought this was the RNC... #SMH

589 days ago
21.

lbs    

Feet in the mouth?

589 days ago
22.

Sandra     

What a bitch!!! Idol is dying and this pathetic drama queen will help speed things up!!!

589 days ago
23.

c2woods    

Earth to Mariah....Dang, get off of yourself...geez

589 days ago
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c2woods    

Her attitude would gag a maggot

589 days ago
25.

seamus     

You go girl!!! Leave Mariah alone, we all know she's a diva. What do you expect her to be? Humble? Not a chance, she's just Mariah being Mariah.

589 days ago
26.

Joey    

This over rated over weight Diva Pain in the A$$ is going to be the death of Idol as it should be. They had a great run but it is time to kill it and Carey is the one taht will do just that

589 days ago
27.

Susan    

OMG Isn't she full of herself!!!!! I would never watch now.

589 days ago
28.

forreal    

And she'll also be watching it by herself too. Fastest way to get the show canceled.

589 days ago
29.

Max    

When you have a big round forehead, wearing big round sunglasses makes it worse.

589 days ago
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Mayu    

Mariah Carey is a hasbeen who is desperate to be relevant. I stopped watching Idol after Danny Gokey lost 2nd place to Adam Lambert who I can't stand. Once my mom found out Carey was hosting, she's done with idol now too. Idol won't last but one more season.

589 days ago
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