Nicki Minaj Signs On As Judge For ‘American Idol’

    According to US Weekly, Nicki Minaj has signed on to join American Idol as a judge for its 12th season. Joining Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey, not to mention at least one other as-yet-unnamed judge (Keith Urban? One of the brothers Jonas?), Minaj, 29, will become both Idol‘s youngest and most glaringly rambunctious moderator yet.

    Minaj turned down an offer from the UK’s Idol cousin X Factor earlier this year, so it’s anyone’s guess as to what made her decide to sign on with the former show. No official date has been set yet, but you can expect Idol Season 12 to premiere in the middle of next January.