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More American Idol Drama

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It seems like Nicki Minaj is having a hard time adjusting to being a new judge on American Idol. But this time Minaj’s beef isn’t with any of the current judges but rather with recently ousted judge, Steven Tyler. Minaj took to Twitter to share her less than kind thoughts about Tyler who she believes to have made a racist remark against her. In an interview with MTV, Tyler slammed the new judges on the show stating “You just have to give your opinion. It wasn’t hard for me, but I would imagine it’s hard for some people, and they need a manager to say ‘Shut the f— up, and just give them your opinion. “These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death; you’re not going to get the best [out of them]. If it was Bob Dylan  Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying.” Minaj’s response? “Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet. I understand you really wanted to keep your job but take that up with the producers. I haven’t done anything to you. That’s a racist comment. You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f–k yourself and worry about yourself babe.” Minaj later tweeted, “LOL lets make him a shirt that says “No Coloreds Allowed” then escort him down 2 Barbara Walters so he can tell how he was threatened w/guns. When Steven 1st went on Idol he was ridiculed by his peers & fans alike. Called a sell out. So what does he do? Ridicule the next judge.” Tyler hasn’t responded to any of Nicki’s tweets and Fox had no comment on the matter.

American Idol Drama: Nicki vs Mariah

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Looks like it’s a battle of the divas over on American Idol. A video is making its rounds on the Internet showcasing Minaj having it out with Mariah Carey. In the video shot Tuesday during auditions in Charlotte, N.C., Nicki clad in head-to-toe pink can be heard yelling “If you’ve got a f–king problem, handle it!” The video which was obtained by TMZ also reported that Nicki leater threatened to “knock [Carey] out.” The video continues with Nicki turning to Mariah and saying “I told them, I’m not putting up with her f–king highness over here” meanwhile Keith Urban who was sitting in between them tries to calm the hip-hop singer down. On the other hand Randy Jackson who was sitting on Carey’s other side didn’t seem to get involved. Idol producer FremantleMedia had nothing to say about the reported drama, and reps for all three new judges have not responded to requests for comment. But an Idol source did speak out to E! News  stating; “This is the sort of thing producers considered might happen when they cast Nikki opposite Mariah, but not this bad and not this fast. They have to protect Mariah to make sure she doesn’t walk. After everything it took to get that panel in place, they need everyone, especially Mariah. She was their first choice.”  As for Minaj’s threat towards Carey the source adds, “Physical threats are taken seriously and [show producers and Fox execs] are still deciding how to handle. It’s not an easy call.”

American Idol Official Judging Panel!

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The wait is finally over. Fox has finally made an official announcement regarding the new American Idol judges for season 12. Country singer Keith Urban and rapper Nicki Minaj will be joining Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson at the judges table. The foursome are already hard at work with day 1 of auditons for season 12 having kicked off today in New York. Urban tweeted Sunday morning; “SO excited to be joining the team on ?@AmericanIdol!!!!!! -KU ?#idoljudges.” The rumors that Urban would be joining Idol went into overdrive when the news was announced that he would be stepping down from his judging spot on the Australian version of The Voice. And as for Minaj, rumors of her locked in judging spot continued on despite not having made up her mind when being interviewed at the MTV Video Music Awards. What do you think of Idol’s re-vamped judging panel?

Randy Jackson Back on American Idol

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Looks like the only remaining original judge will be sticking around on American Idol. Randy Jackson is reportedly is nearing a deal to return as a judge for season 12, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jackson will supposedly be taking the spot that was meant to go to Latin singer Enrique Iglesias. Since Idol decided to re-vamp its judging table, Jackson’s future up until now had been up in the air with rumors claiming he would be returning as a mentor but now it seems as if he’ll be joining Mariah Carey and…Nicki Minaj? Keith Urban? There are still some judging seats to be filled. Fox has no comment on the rumors that Randy Jackson is signing on to return.

American Idol Judges Update

American Idol Judges Update

Once again it’s time to discuss the rumors surrounding filling the judges table over on American Idol. The most recent rumor states that Latin singer Enrique Iglesias has been offered a spot as a judge. According to EW.com the singer-songwriter has received an offer of around $4 million per year to become one of four judges on the panel. Fox had no comment on the reported deal with Iglesias. With Iglesias seemingly locked, the status of Nicki Minaj is still up in the air. When speaking to E! News last night on the MTV VMA carpet, Nicki coyly responded; “I don’t know yet. I really don’t know. I have no comment on it. Everything in my life, every answer in my life, every opportunity is always my decision.” Keep checking back for updates on American Idol judges casting.

Randy Jackson’s American Idol Drama

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After 11 seasons and being the only original judge standing Randy Jackson’s future on American Idol is still up in the air. Rumors began circulating awhile ago that Jackson would leave the judge’s table in order to become a mentor to the contestants but his future isn’t concrete quite yet. The final decision won’t be made until the new season 12 judges are in place. A source tells E! News “Negotiations are still in progress and nothing has been decided yet. If he chooses to stay Randy is mulling over what he would like his role to be on the show. This will all be resolved hopefully very soon.” With all this chaos surrounding American Idol judges producer Nigel Lythgoe is considering having one-year judges instead of signing them to multi-season deals.

Nicki Minaj: New American Idol Judge?

Nicki Minaj New American Idol Judge

It seems as if Nicki Minaj will “definitely” be joining Mariah Carey at the judges table for the new season of American Idol, well if you believe US Weekly. As reported back in July, Minaj was included on a long list of A-listers being considered as a new judge for the upcoming 12th season of Idol and now a source is revealing to US that Nicki is “100 percent confirmed to judge American Idol.” This new report comes just three days after The Hollywood Reporter claimed Minaj, Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias were on the shortlist for the re-vamped four-person judging panel. Fremantlemedia, the production company behind Idol, and Fox had no comment on this judging rumor. Stay tuned for official new of judge casting.