Kanye West Rumoured To Join Amercian Idol
As Nicki Minaj stayed quiet amidst rumours of her joining American Idol, the gossip mill continued to spin as another potential judge has been named – Kanye West. TMZ originally reported that the G.O.O.D Music boss was possibly joining Mariah and Nicki on the panel…
Mariah Carey was first to be named as a new judge and it according to MTV RapFix, it was confirmed that the mother received a contract saying her job was to earn her a cool $18 million. It has been said that Kanye has been offered the same amount. Kanye West is yet to comment on the speculation.
TMZ also quoted a source as saying that Mariah was furious to hear the news that Nicki would be joining the panel, saying: “Nicki Minaj may well become a judge on American Idol, but it will be at the expense of Mariah Carey, who we're told hung up the phone when she was told Nicki was the top candidate.
“Sources connected with Idol tell TMZ 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).”
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)