After we reported that Nicki Minaj would be a part of Simon Cowell's upcoming "X-Factor" show, TMZ.com is reporting that's simply not true. The gossip website king says that a rep for Nicki says that there is nothing going on.
Don't plan on seeing Nicki Minaj at the judges table on "X Factor" — TMZ has learned the rapper will NOT be taking a gig on the show.
Rumors of Minaj's participation on the show have been spreading like wildfire … with Simon Cowell himself fanning the flames … but sources connected to Minaj tell us she won't be a judge on the show … adding, "There's nothing going on with [X Factor]."
Earlier this week, Cowell told reporters that many of the names rumored to be in talks with the show were most likely leaked from his own company in an effort to stir up interest in the show.
Jessica Simpson and Paula Abdul were among the rumored candidates for the judge's positions … but so far, no word on where they stand with the show. (TMZ)
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