Well sh*t son.
It seems that while it's 99.9% probable that Nicki Minaj is joining the American Idol judges panel, that .01% hesitance could alllll be because of Mariah Carey!!
Rumor has it that the most delicate of butterflies hung up the phone when informed that Nicki was thisclose to parking her enviable bottom right next to Mariah's on AI!
Apparently, Mariah was informed she would be the show's only leading lady, and whisperings also imply that Mariah is pissed that Mz. Nicki is a younger chicka (13 years younger… ain't no thang!).
Awww ladies, LADIES! There is more than enough room for both of your bubbly personas! While Mariah is a musical legend and invokes an attractive nostalgia, Nicki is allllll the ragey rage right now and would be the perfect candidate to draw in the coveted youth demographic.
But if these two Divas can put aside their ish and happily sit next to each other, which dashing gents will accompany them?
Right now it seems Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias are all vying for a spot, and it is unclear as to whether Randy Jackson will stay on as judge, whether he will become mentor, or even how many judges American Idol plans on hiring!
It seems the AI execs are doing evrrryyything to ensure they are viable competition for X Factor and The Voice!
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