By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Mariah Carey just made headlines recently for being announced as the newest judge on American Idol. The superstar was sought as a replacement for fellow singer Jennifer Lopez, after she revealed she would be leaving the show in addition to Steven Tyler to pursue another US tour. And although the negotiations for Mariah’s salary for the show was rumored to cost a little controversy in her marriage to Nick Cannon, both seem to be adjusting to Mariah’s return back to work as she’s made it clear that she’s very excited to be a part of the hit talent show on Fox. And although things were looking good for Mariah’s debut on American Idol, now a new surge of rumors could be causing a little drama on the new gig the singer was so thrilled to have. As multiple media sources have reported a couple of days ago, rumors suggest that female rapper and pop star Nicki Minaj is in talks with producers to confirm her spot as a judge for the upcoming season. And according to the latest gossip, Mariah Carey is not amused. At all.
Here’s what they are reporting:
Things are getting interesting on “American Idol.”
Rumors are swirling that Mimi, as Mariah Carey is called, is not so happy that New York City rapper Nicki Minaj might join her as a judge on “American Idol.”
News broke Monday that Minaj was in talks to become a judge on the singing competition, joining pop diva Carey, who already agreed to be a judge on the show.
A person close to Minaj said the 29-year-old entertainer has been in talks to judge the TV competition and that a deal is in the works.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because that person was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
Minaj — known for her colorful hairstyles, wardrobe and antics — is best known for hits like “Super Bass,” ”Starships” and “Turn Me On” with David Guetta.
Carey finalized the deal to join “Idol” last month.
But now, entertainment website TMZ is reporting that unidentified sources close to “Idol” have confirmed that Carey, 42, is not a happy camper because she was told she would be the only female judge.
Nicki’s camp has yet to comment on the speculation, so the rumors of her to be in talks with producers to join the show are just that for now.