ET caught up with the former America's Got Talent host earlier this week while he was filming Wild 'N Out: Las Vegas in Times Square, where he opened up about his love for Carey, despite their 2014 breakup.
"That woman is a queen," he said. "She's a magnificent mother."
"I have nothing but respect and admiration for that woman," he added. "I will never have a bad thing, a negative thing, to say about her."