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Nicki Minaj Is Coming to American Idol, Mariah Carey Is Displeased

A photo of Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey

Nicki Minaj hasn’t officially signed on to be the newest judge on American Idol, mind you, but it’s apparently not that far off. Everyone, including People, is reporting that she’s in negotiations to join on for next season. And I … well, I’m not sure how I feel about that. It seems sort of odd because Nicki is still relatively new to the game, she doesn’t need to revive her career like Jennifer Lopez or Steven Tyler or Mariah Carey or essentially anyone else who has ever been a judge on American Idol. Plus, she gets on my nerves so bad, and I’m really not looking forward to hearing so much more about her. Oh, and she’s also bananas. But good choice?

According to Idol‘s other new judge, no, not so much. And as for the other new judges, well, who even knows what’s going on with that:

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).

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 judge’s end up being Mariah, Nicki and Randy … middle America might not welcome the blackout.

You know, now that I’ve had some time to mull it over, Nicki and Mariah might be a pretty good match. They can both be catty divas, and wouldn’t it be great to see two catty divas competing for the spotlight on a show where they’re not supposed to have the spotlight? And then Randy could hang out and do his awkward laugh, and maybe Enrique could be on the other side, talking quietly about his tiny penis. Yes, this might be a very good idea after all.

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