An unnamed source revealed to gossip mag Us Weekly that Kanye West turned down an offer from "American Idol" execs to appear as a judge in the next season of the popular televised beating of a horse carcass singing competition. The reason? Street cred. Duh.
"He didn't want to go that mainstream," the source told Us. "He didn't want to lose any street cred. So he turned it down."
This makes perfect sense, since 'Ye will be cashing in all of his long-accrued cred on Friday when he appears on Kris Jenner's talk show to tell the housewives of America about his new fatherhood. Without a large deposit of street credit prior to this appearance, Kanye's G status may be revoked by the Street Cred Bank and they might have to repossess his Jesus chain. Watch the teaser below.
Well its time to save the date people! The 12th season of American Idol is set to premiere January 16th and the 17th at 8pm ET on FOX. New to idol this year is pop artist Nicki Minaj, country star Keith Urban, and the legendary icon Mariah Carey.
As you’ve all saw and heard Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were recently involved in a verbal altercation on the set of American Idol. However, additional information about their recent showdown has come via the queen of superb shade throwing skills Mariah Carey herself.
Speaking exclusively to Barbra Walters if The View stated she is “emotionally uncomfortable” after the exchanges she had with Minaj. Carey specified that she is very concerned for her safety and has recently hired more security after her team heard Minaj yell, “if I had a gun I would shoot that bitch.”
American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe told TMZ, "The statement [that Nicki made a death threat] is absolute rubbish. It's absolutely not true in any way, shape or form." A lot of conflicting stories but Carey has stated that she will continue the show as a judge. Minaj has also stated to Mariah that they will probably fight again, and Carey stated, “no, we will not.”
One thing Minaj should keep in mind is to never disrespect someone whose Christmas cd sold more then your debut and rerelease album. Regardless of who started what Minaj should know acting out in public doesn’t reflect best on her. If you want a quick laugh check out Kid Fury’s thoughts on this.
Last night none other then music icon Mariah Carey and singer-songwriter R. Kelly hit the studio last night. Mariah who’s been in Chicago for the past two days because of idol auditions tweeted the above picture.
I don’t think I even have to explain how incredibly talented these two are right here! Mariah Carey and R. Kelly together and separate have more hits then your favorite artist today. Fingers crossed that whatever they did last night makes Mariah’s new album due later next year.
Before it was even set in stone that Nicki Minaj was joining American Idol as a judge, rumors ran rampant that Mariah Carey had some sort of beef with her. Word spread like wildfire that Mariah and Nicki couldn’t get alone, but the diva herself put those rumors to rest at a recent press conference on Monday.
“How are we gonna feud in two days? Let the feud take a little longer to spread out. It’s fun. It’s music. It’s singing. It’s laughter,” Mariah jokingly said.
I honestly don’t know how this rumor even started nor why people believed it? I’m just going to guess that everyone forgot about this? All I know is I can’t wait till this season of idol starts. I’m currently planning my next semester classes around the show so I don’t miss Mariah. And yes it is that deep for me!
It was rumored, and now confirmed, that Nicki Minaj will be a judge, joining Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson, for the upcoming 12th season of American Idol. Apparently, FOX will be having a press conference of the announcement tomorrow, which of course raises the question, American Idol judge announcements are worthy of press conferences?
Nicki Minaj and her many personalities will reportedly join Mariah Carey at the judging table on American Idol as stated by US Weekly. Two sources have confirmed that Nicki is 100% in.
"I'm not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it," one insider reveals. "A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening."
A second source says the "Super Bass" rapper, 29, is "100% confirmed to judge American Idol." Rumors of Minaj joining Idol have been running ramped for awhile now, and today or sometime this week seems to be the we might get a confirmed yes from either Fox or Minaj herself.
This is a great career move if Nicki does in fact join Idol. Two number albums, world tour, Adidas deal, and Pepsi deal Minaj can’t be stopped. Why would she pass up the chance to take her career to new highest, and to also sit along side legend Mariah Carey? It’s a win win if you ask me.
Mariah Carey, who is the diva of all divas, likes to do any and everything on a bigger scale then most. So it’s no surprise that she’s pulling out all the stops for upcoming album.
According to Billboard, Carey’s album is set to be release in March just in time for the new season of American Idol, in which she will be a judge. Mariah Carey’s new single “Triumphant (Get Em)”, which features Meek Mill and Rick Ross will impact urban radio on August 13th, and it is already available on iTunes.
Carey’s manager, Randy Jackson, also confirmed “Triumphant (Get Em)” is set to premiere in the coming weeks, and the video was directed by her husband Nick Cannon. Also Carey has a big performance planned for television that is set to air soon.