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Nicki Minaj In The “Final Stages” In A Deal To Join American Idol

Nicki Minaj In The "Final Stages" In A Deal To Join American Idol

WHAT? Another American Idol item? So let’s see. Mariah Carey is definitely on board. Then there was reports that Diddy had been offered a role as a judge on the show. Then that was followed by reports that Pharrell Williams had been in negotiations for weeks and had signed on. But now that story seems to be shaky.

However now the The Washington Post (and you can’t doubt the Post) is reporting that Nicki Minaj is in “advanced negotiations” and in the ‘final stages” in closing a deal to join Carey as a judge when the new season of Idol starts in January.

According to another source who was quoted: “I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it.”

The executive producer of Idol, Nigel Lythgoe, said that such a move would be a “shake up” designed to bring to life back to the show and woo back viewers who feel that Idol has gone flat and predictable.

Still even with Minaj on board will that get you to watch Idol again? Or is it over and done with?

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Ms. Mooks

If Nicki gets this American Idol deal–baby, I'm there like swimwear. Finally a little bit of "fun" on American Idol. Mariah and Nicki both speak whats on their minds and baby its gonna be a riot! I live. Can't wait.


There are so many other performers that should have been ahead of her on the consideration list that by the time they got to her name the show should have been extinct.


:/ Because this makes perfect sense


We at American Idol understand the need to expand our reach beyond the conservative, mid-western audience and so we are adding a blonde black woman who appeals to the deaf. Please check out our other charitable causes over at our website. – PR Officer, American Idol.

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