Conspiracies aside, the 36-year-old defended Carey's diva-esque reaction, saying it could have happened to anyone. He added:
"I screw up on America's Got Talent all the time. When there's people in your ears, saying things and stuff, I think she got kinda busted. But being the diva that she is, she was like, ‘I'm just going to walk around and pose.' Like Ryan Seacrest said, ‘She can do no wrong.'"
Foiled or not, it sounds like Nick has got Mariah's back! (Unlike Dick Clark Productions the Government, apparently?)
Watch Nick's full interview (below) to hear him talk about having another kid and why that whole celibacy thing didn't really work out!