Hot on the heels of the announcement Britney Spears will join the X Factor judging panel, Mariah Carey is already dishing out her diva opinion about the hotly anticipated news!

When asked by Extra how she felt about the "Toxic" singer joining the Fox singing competition, Mrs. Nick Cannon sniped, "You think I focus on that stuff? Have we met? I love [Britney], honestly. I think she's a very nice person, but I don't care who's going on that show -- as long as it's not me."

It was rumored that Mimi, along with Beyonce and Janet Jackson, had been in the running for the coveted spots next to LA Reid and Simon Cowell, so maybe that's why the "Fantasy" singer sounds so bitter?!

Not only that, but Simon Cowell didn't quite do the best job explaining his decision. Questioned about why Miss Carey was no longer being considered for the mega hit show, the King of Mean said simply, "I adore her, I love her. But you can't expect someone who has just had two kids and has a record career to make the kind of commitment we would need on this show."

Hmm... doesn't Brit Brit have two kids and a record career? What about J.Lo? She's got twins and just debuted a new single, but she's doing a fab job on American Idol...

Something doesn't add up!