Nicki Minaj may become a judge on “American Idol,” but it will be at the expense of Mariah Carey, who apparently slammed down the phone when she was told Nicki was the top candidate. But that’s not the only problem as “American Idol” bosses fear alienating white middle America.
“American Idol” sources say Mariah was led to believe she would be the only woman on the judging panel. Making Nicki a judge would not onlymess with that expectation, it would add insult to injury because Nicki (29) is a lot younger than Mariah (42).
The judging panel is as yet by no means is it a done deal. We don’t yet know for sure if Randy Jackson will return to the show as a judge or a mentor. If he leaves the judging panel, there will be another spot to fill.
It’s also believed that show bosses think it’s a mistake to have two women and a man on the panel, making a fourth judge, another man, necessary.
But who could that be? Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias are seen as the most likely candidates.
I vote Enrique!…Just because…
But wait a minute. “American Idol” bosses are also fretting over another aspect of the judgng panel. Not just gender but ethnicity too.
Sources connected with the show say bosses worried that if the judge’s end up being Mariah, Nicki and Randy (and Enrique, plleeeaasseeee) white middle America might not be too thrilled about that.