Reports: Nicki Minaj Joins ‘American Idol’ Cast as Judge

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Rapper Nicki Minaj is joining songstress Mariah Carey as the newest judge of American Idol, according to US Weekly.

Multiple sources say Minaj has yet to sign off on the deal, but is expected to be in the judges seat when Season 12 premieres this winter. Other judges reportedly up for consideration are singer Nick Jonas and Pharrell Williams, a singer and producer who has worked with the likes of Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg).

Long-time judge Randy Jackson will assume the role of a mentor this season.

Minaj is currently prepping for a tour in October following the release of her latest album in April.