Mariah Carey, who joined American Idol back in July, is not thrilled at the thought that a female judge may be sitting alongside her for the upcoming season.
Reports have surfaced that Nicki Minaj is very close or may have already inked a deal with Idol and will have a permanent seat at the judges table.
Mariah was led to believe she would be the only woman on the judge’s panel. Choosing Nicki would not only crush that expectation, it would add insult to injury because Nicki (29) is a lot younger than Mariah (42).
As for the composition of the judge’s panel, we’re told by no means is it a done deal. There are 2 scenarios being played out. First, it’s unclear if Randy Jackson will come back as a judge or a mentor. If he leaves the judge’s panel, there will be another spot to fill.
The second scenario … we’re told some of the honchos believe it’s a mistake to have 2 women and a man on the panel, and a 4th male judge would be necessary.
As for who’s still in the running, we’re told Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias are leading the pack.
And there’s one other thing … Sources connected with the show say they’re worried … if the judges end up being Mariah, Nicki and Randy … middle America might not welcome the blackout.
To have Nicki Minaj as a judge on American Idol…where’s the credibility Idol?! Yes, Nicki has successfully transitioned from underground artist to pop star, but she is not a singer…isn’t it a ‘singing’ competition?
Yesterday, Mariah Carey took to Twitter where she tried to urge her good friend Lenny Kravitz onboard the Idol train!