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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.

What do you think of Nicki joining Idol?

Source: US Weekly

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08.21.2012 / 12:10 AM EDT by Amanda Bell
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