Rumor has it Nick Cannon is PISSED that Mariah Carey took her extremely high-paying American Idol judging gig!
Cannon hosts Idol rival America’s Got Talent, and some say Cannon is secretly furious that his Grammy Award-winning wife didn’t listen to him and just decided to star in a direct competitor of his show.
Says The Enquirer:
“While he’s publicly said “she’s gonna be amazing on ‘Idol,’” an insider said that “privately, Nick’s gritting his teeth and dead-set against her taking the job.”
When Mariah was deep in delicate negotiations with “Idol” brass, the insider says Nick tried to “throw water on the negotiations” by telling a reporter: “I don’t know if they can afford Mariah Carey…If they gave J.Lo $20 million, they might have to double that!”
Well, they didn’t have to. And Nick was trying to get her to not take the job- right until she accepted!
“He was dangling incentives – diamond jewelry, a luxurious spa vacation, even promising to pay her a one-time ‘gift’ of $15 million for saying no.
“Nick wants her to be a stay-at-home mom to their twins, at least until they turn 5. He was even hoping to have another baby, but Mariah has effectively scorched that dream.”
Sometimes, Nick, you have to let your wife make her own- and very lucrative- decisions! That’s life!