Because we get our American Idol news from the British press:

Nicki Minaj is set to appear as a judge on the next season of American Idol. The rapper and singer, who released her second album this year, is expected to join Mariah Carey on the hit TV series’ judging panel.

While neither Minaj nor American Idol have confirmed the report, sources tell Us Weekly she has signed up for the show’s 12th season. “She is definitely doing it,” according to one insider. ”[She is] 100% confirmed to judge,” said another.

Mariah Carey isn’t pleased with the decision, according to Popdust:

Mariah Carey (who actually is super-confirmed for this Idol shizz) “hung up the phone when she was told Nicki was the top candidate”...

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