Nicki Minaj Reportedly Confirmed for ‘American Idol’ Judging Spot

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We briefly mentioned it before, but we’ll say it again with a little more emphasis; Nicki Minaj is in the running for the American Idol judging position. But the difference between the last time we brought it up at the beginning of the July and now: it’s basically confirmed. In an Us Weekly exclusive, Nicki’s been named by multiple sources as the newest panel replacement.

One of them mentions, “I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it. A few more slight things to sign off on, but it is happening.”

Another insider confesses that she’s “100% confirmed to judge American Idol.”

Though Onika’s yet to reveal the truth behind the rumors herself, she did divulge the following tidbit just a few hours ago:

Maybe this is the ‘surprise’ she’s referring to? If it is, we bet recently-named American Idol judge Mariah Carey would approve of the news. Although we’re sure their diva attitudes would clash sometimes, they both partnered up for Mariah’s “Up Out My Face” music video a couple years back. This would be the perfect reunion!

However, the one downside to this potential casting is that Nick Jonas won’t be a part of the show’s 12th season. As recently discussed, Nick was (and maybe still is?) a front-runner for the hot seat. He outwardly admitted via Twitter that he was being considered. All that was needed was the seal of approval by the series’ executives.