While rumors have been running rampant for the past few weeks on who the American Idol judges are going to be they have finalized the panel. Nicki Minaj is officially going to be the forth judge on American Idol. She will be joining vetern idol judge Randy Jackson and newcommers Mariah Carey and Keith Urban.
Nicki’s deal is rumored to be around $10-$12 million range and no time period has been released for her contract.
“With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around,” said Mike Darnell, Fox’s President of Alternative Entertainment.
“With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, American Idol’s star power has never been so great,” added Idol creator/executive producer Simon Fuller.