The last time Nicki Minaj was on American Idol, she jokingly told Jennifer Lopez to move over and give her a seat on the panel. Well, if the rumors are true, next season could have the hip-hop singer joining the judges table alongside Mariah Carey. According to insiders, the fuschia (and many other colors of the rainbow) haired singer is possibly being wooed by the producers of the show, who have already signed one of pop’s biggest stars and is looking to add more firepower to their roster, now that it is almost certain that Jennifer Lopez will not be returning as she is currently on a world tour.
What caused this speculation to heat up so rapidly? As it turns out, Minaj canceled some dates in the U.K., citing “strained vocal cords”, according to her publicist. Industry insiders see this as a way for her to leave her schedule open for the season premiere of American Idol, which begins production on its next season very soon. Additionally, Nicky tweeted (yes, she’s back on Twitter again) to her fans that she has an announcement that will please them in the coming days.
What do you think about Minaj joining Mariah Carey on the panel? Is this going to be a hit or a miss? Whatever happens, I will definitely be tuning in just to see what the child of Rainbow Brite is wearing from week to week!