'American Idol': Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj, Enrique Iglesias Wanted as Judge


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Things are getting interesting on “American Idol.”

Rumors are swirling that Mimi, as Mariah Carey is called, is not so happy that New York City rapper Nicki Minaj might join her as a judge on “American Idol.”

News broke Monday that Minaj was in talks to become a judge on the singing competition, joining pop diva Carey, who already agreed to be a judge on the show.

A person close to Minaj said the 29-year-old entertainer has been in talks to judge the TV competition and that a deal is in the works.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because that person was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.

Minaj — known for her colorful hairstyles, wardrobe and antics — is best known for hits like "Super Bass," ''Starships" and "Turn Me On" with David Guetta.

Carey finalized the deal to join “Idol” last month.

But now, entertainment website TMZ is reporting that unidentified sources close to “Idol” have confirmed that Carey, 42, is not a happy camper because she was told she would be the only female judge. 

TMZ is also reporting that “Idol” is considering Enrique Iglesias as a possible replacement for Randy Jackson, who has not confirmed if he is leaving along with Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, or if he will be back for season 12.

Brad Paisley and Keith Urban are also artists that the show is considering bringing along, TMZ says.