In news that makes me want to open a vein, Kanye West is allegedly angling for a judges position on this upcoming season of American Idol. Dear God in Live Television Hell.
Kanye West is negotiating with producers to become an “American Idol” judge … TMZ has learned.
Sources close to the production tell TMZ, “Idol” honchos reached out to Kanye recently about filling one of the open judging spots … and Kanye expressed interest.
But that doesn’t mean he’s on board — we’re told Yeezy is still unsure about accepting the gig. The way it was put to us … “He’s on the fence,” because he’s not sure if “A.I.” is in his wheelhouse.
And there’s another big hang up — cash. Informed sources tell TMZ … “Idol” would “at least match Mariah’s salary” — a cool $18 mil a year.
Now, see, I thought Mariah Carey was bad. And then I heard that Nicki Minaj was a good possibility for the show, which made me cringe all over again. And now Kanye? What, are they trying to make sure that the new season’s cast is comprised of the most obnoxious characters in today’s pop culture? All they need is Kim Kardashian (who’ll be there in spirit, and often in a physical presence if Kanye’s on board), Jennifer Aniston, Justin Bieber, Lea Michele, Snooki, and Will Smith rapping the ‘Fresh Prince’ again, and American Idol‘s producers have a veritable cornucopia of things that make me want to jam a hot poker in both of my eyes simultaneously.
And that kind of timing takes talent, guys. Believe it.