Kanye West In Talks To Judge On "American Idol"

posted August 21, 2012 01:11:00 PM CDT | 23 comments

Kanye West In Talks To Judge On "American Idol"

Kanye West is "on the fence" about taking on a role as judge on the reality singing competition.

After news broke that Nicki Minaj was on track to become a judge on the next season of American Idol, TMZ is reporting that Kanye West is in negotiations to grab a seat on the judging panel.

Sources close to production claim that Idol producers reached out to 'Ye to appear as a judge on the singing competition, and he expressed interest in joining the fold. The source continues that he is unsure about accepting the offer and is "on the fence," because he doesn't know if its suits his best interest.

Nicki Minaj is now "close to signing a deal or has signed one to become a judge," but producers are going to add a fourth judge. Other artists being considered for the slot include Keith Urban, Enrique Iglesias and Brad Paisley. Mariah Carey has already inked a deal to appear, netting a reported $18 million for the gig.

RELATED: Nicki Minaj Reportedly Confirmed As Judge For "American Idol"

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