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Nicki Minaj on American Idol Rumors: “I’ve Never Imagined Myself as a Judge”

Reports abound that Nicki Minaj’s deal to join the American Idol judging lineup is all but final. But last night at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, she was coy when talking about her rumored new gig.

Access Hollywood caught up with Nicki at the show and asked about her potentially joining Idol.

"You know what? At this time, I have no comment on that one," she said. "I’ve never imagined myself as a judge because I tend to think everyone’s amazing – like even the crazy contestants,” she said.

Nicki’s wishy-washy comments could be due to a number of reasons, including speculation that there’s friction coming from confirmed judge Mariah Carey about Nicki joining the show. There’s also reported conflicts with Nicki’s artist management affiliations and her relationship with Pepsi being problematic since Idol is sponsored by Coca-Cola.

“People have made me offers that I’ve turned down before,” Nicki added.

Last we heard, Nicki’s deal could land her around $8 million plus allowances for wardrobe, hair and makeup. Maybe she’s holding out for more dough?

Source: Access Hollywood

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09.8.2012 / 03:30 AM EDT by Amanda Bell
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