It seems everyone in the music industry is being considered to join the judging panel for American Idol‘s 12th season, so this latest report shouldn’t come as a big shock.
According to TMZ, citing anonymous sources, Kanye West is in talks to join Idol as a judge. Producers reportedly reached out to the Grammy-winning rapper/producer, and he’s expressed interest. However, Ye is “on the fence” about accepting the gig because he’s not sure if it’s “in his wheelhouse.” There’s also a little issue with money. Ye reportedly wants Idol producers to match the salary of confirmed season 12 judge Mariah Carey, who is banking $18 mil a year for the job.
Of course, FOX hasn’t commented on the Yeezy talks.
Reports of Ye’s possible involvement with Idol come just a day after Us Weekly reported Nicki Minaj is close to closing a deal to join Mariah as a judge. While FOX hasn’t made any announcements, two sources told Us Nicki’s deal is “100% confirmed.”