Tue., Jan. 8, 2013 3:49 PM PST
Take that, Nicki Minaj!
Just a week before making her judging debut on American Idol, Mariah Carey is showing off her sexy body and sizzling curves.
Taking a break while recently on tour in Australia, the 42-year-old hot mama hit the beach in a red bikini top and tiny denim skirt that proudly showed off her flat stomach and cleavage.
"I love you Australia and already can't wait to go back!!! Xoxo," Carey tweeted over the weekend.
Meanwhile, Carey was back in L.A. earlier today to chat about Idol and her possible ongoing feud with rival judge Minaj.
"This is a very passionate panel and there are a lot of strong personalities," Carey said today. "Starting this process I thought there was the possibility that there was going to be a difference of opinion...The fighting is what it is."