Nicki Minaj Could Be Part of New Four-Member Judging Panel on American Idol: Report
If the latest American Idoljudging rumors are true, there stands to be a considerable shakeup in the structure of the panel!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox execs are looking to expand the judges’ table to a four-member group to include confirmed judge Mariah Carey, a country artist (an insider points to Keith Urban as the frontrunner), a Latin artist (Enrique Iglesias is a leading pick), and pop star Nicki Minaj.
Nicki’s name has previously come up in the mix of judging candidates, but a source now says that she’s being more seriously considered. But one thing could stand in the way of the colorful singer joining Mariah on the panel: her current endorsement deal with Pepsi.
Idol has a $26 million deal with Coke, which would conflict with Nicki’s contract with the rival soft drink company.