Nicki Minaj Will Join American Idol Season 12 Judging Line-Up: Report
The next American Idol judge to join the lineup for Season 12 is reportedly the one and only Nicki Minaj!
According to US Weekly, the pint-sized rapper is all-in for judging the popular singing competition.
“I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, [Nicki] is definitely doing it,” an insider told the mag. “A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening.”
Another source reports that Nicki is “100% confirmed” for the judging gig.
According to recent buzz, Fox’s “creative reinvigoration” for the new season may include having a four-member judging panel, which would include Mariah Carey, a country artist, a Latin artist, and a pop star.
So far, there’s no word yet on where Nick Jonas fits into that mold. The singer was reportedly chosen for a spot on the judging line-up, conditioned on Mariah’s approval. Also rumored to be a top contender for one of the empty judging seats is producer/rapper Pharrell Williams. Meanwhile, longtime judge Randy Jackson might step into a mentoring role on the show instead.