Kanye West Addresses Rumors He’s Joining ‘American Idol’ Revival — Report
UPDATE (3/28/2017 7:25 a.m ET):
Kanye West has been at the forefront of rumors claiming he will be joining the reboot of American Idol.
While it's no secret the 39-year-old rapper is a fan of the popular talent contest, sources close to Kanye have revealed there has been "no conversation" about him appearing as a judge.
According to TMZ, the "Fade" rapper isn't slated to join the cast of American Idol or "any other show for that mattter."
This news comes fresh off the heels of NBC revealing that Kanye is at the "very top of the wish list" to appear on the show.
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Original story (3/27/2017 10:44 a.m. ET):
With the Kardashian-West clan slowly reverting back to their version of normalcy after a rocky few months, Kanye West getting back to work may just be the next step.
The Grammy winner may even be expanding his portfolio into the world of reality TV, as one possible show revival would love nothing more than to work with the “Stronger” MC.
Yeezy could soon fill the seat of Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, as NBC is reportedly courting the Chicago spitter to judge their revival of popular singing competition, American Idol, according to sources at RadarOnline.
“Ryan Seacrest has put his name forward during his negotiations to come back as host and NBC are salivating over it.”
While producers look forward to welcoming back classic judges who helped make the show a success, veteran appearances aren’t a priority.
NBC also hopes Ryan and Kanye’s common relationship with E! can sweeten the deal.
“Kanye is at the very top of the wish list, not Simon Cowell. If Ryan hosting can help get them Kanye, that’s a happy result for NBC.”
While the father of two has shown distaste for all reality TV not concerning his wife, he’s reportedly open to the idea, consulting a fellow A-lister who's taken on the role.
“Kanye’s weighing the options and is even grilling Jennifer Lopez on what’s involved. It’s not an easy gig, but the offer he’s got is proving to be very hard to refuse.”
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