Katy Perry, Simon Cowell: The ‘American Idol’ Scandals They Want Us To Forget

American Idol has seen a lot of controversy over the years, and sometimes it’s the hit reality singing competition show’s judges that are at the heart of the scandal. Obviously Simon Cowell has been a controversial figure on the show, and Mariah Carey’s feud with Nicki Minaj was a headline generator for the entirety of Season 12. Even rocker Steven Tyler and pop star Katy Perry have generated controversy for their behavior on the judges’ panel.

Ryan Seacrest making an announcement on stage at an American Idol event

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