Nicki Minaj Is Officially Named The New Judge Of American Idol
Nicki Minaj gets a spot on the judge seat on the season 12 of American Idol.
Rumors have been thrown around for months now, and now a decision has been made. Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban have been chosen for season 12 of American Idol. Nicki’s American Idol contract is said to be around $10 million – $12 million.
“With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around,” said Mike Darnell, Fox’s President of Alternative Entertainment.
“With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, American Idol’s star power has never been so great,” said American Idol executive producer Simon Fuller.