July 17th, 2012
11:06 AM ET
There have been rumblings that Mariah Carey is in consideration to be an "American Idol" judge, but her husband Nick Cannon has hinted that producers would need to write a hefty check if they wanted her to come on the show.
Cannon recently told TMZ he’s not sure if the TV singing competition can afford to hire his Grammy-winning wife.
"I don't know if they can afford Mariah Carey. That's a lot of money," Cannon said. "If they gave J. Lo $20 million, they might have to double that!"
Jennifer Lopez hasn't stuck around at the judges' table though, as she and Steven Tyler announced last week that they're departing, leaving Randy Jackson as the last judge standing.
What do you think - would Mariah make a good "Idol" judge?
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