Over the weekend, multiple reports spread claiming that rapper Nicki Minaj was in talks to become a part of the upcoming reality show "The X-Factor," now executive producer Simon Cowell has confirmed the news. Beyond Nicki Minaj, Simon Cowell says that ex-Island Def Jam president L.A. Reid will also take part in the new TV show.
"I think it's incredible to have a talent like L.A. on the show, it only brings more credibility and excitement to The X-Factor. He's arguably one of the greatest hit-makers in the world," Cowell said in an interview. "He was one of my first choices to bring on. After years in the music industry, you have look at who has continued to stay relevant — I'm just extremely happy that L.A. will be joining me. He's really almost like a producer on the show, now…We've spoken to [Nicki] but we've met so many people that's it's just a long, exhausting process that we have to deal with. It'll be announced in the next week. We were actually introduced a few weeks ago." (VIBE)
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