Report: Nicki Minaj To Join X Factor USA

Published: Wednesday 1st Feb 2012 by David


Now that Paula and Nicole have bid adieu to X Factor USA, the hunt is on for two new acts to replace them.

With Mariah Carey said to be in talks with FOX for a possible role on the show, today welcomed news that will have Pop fans the world over buzzing with excitement.

For, ‘Muny’ maestra Nicki Minaj is reported to have been offered a spot on the judging panel.

Details below…

According to The Daily Mail, Minaj and fellow Pop belle Katy Perry have been approached by FOX to fill the now vacant positions, and follows claims that Dermot O’Leary, host of X Factor UK, may have a chance of replacing Steve Jones, who was also axed this week.

If these reports are to believed, Minaj would be the first Rapper in X Factor history to serve as a judge and would follow her upcoming role on ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’, out July 13th.

Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for more on this developing story.

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  1. YOOSONDALOOSE February 1, 2012

    WOW? That would be good, she has such unique diverse music styling she would be a good judge, but I don’t she would accept or do it.

  2. twista February 1, 2012

    If this is true, and she does take it, it could be a good move. Nicki probably is not goign to accept anything less than a multimillion dollar offer, and she’d gain a tremendous amount of visibility from judging, even if only for 1-2 seasons. Plus I think the show tapes for 4-5 months max out of the year, so she can tour and promote Pink Friday 2 this spring and summer.

    Katy doing it makes a lot of sense too, since she’s winding down on Teenage Dream promotion.

    To quote Missy Elliott – “Girls girls, get yo cash, if it’s 9-5 or shakin’ ya ass. Ain’t no shame, ladies do yo thang, just make sure you ahead of the game.”

  3. White girl mob February 1, 2012

    What site should I spam next ..umm I got everybody on TGJ hating kreayshawn it looks like my job here is almost done I think I’m gonna hit up media take out

  4. THATORANGEJUICE February 1, 2012

    This is such a lie,simon never mentioned this…they are having mariah and kelly clarkson!!

  5. DEDE February 1, 2012

    wait i thought celebrities who join that show are the ones who are washed up and the flops like Nicole Schwhatever OR Kelly Rowland

  6. Nichole February 1, 2012

    I’m fed up with the rumors about Mariah joining the show.

    These rumors have been swirling for a year now, and she hasn’ t made an appearance yet. Either she agrees to be a judge, or Simon can shut up about it. It’s obvious that Mariah does not have much interest.

    As for Nicki, I’ m not sure if this would be a wise choice. As a matter of fact, they should just axe the show. The US already have two major singing talent shows. We don’ t need 3.

  7. Kingphoenix February 1, 2012

    They dont even make sense at all…Does she want the “Kelly Rowland” effect to happen to this era?

  8. Chile Please!! February 1, 2012


  9. mobwife February 1, 2012

    Oh please this is going out the world a$$ backwards! I would much rather see Paula and Nicole than Sicki Garbaj! And to think she would sit along side MC a real diva and an actual talent! I hope this is a bad joke!

    ***Who in the hell would let a marginal talent like NP judge anybody? Naked Perry sit and stay!

  10. ImMadAsHell February 1, 2012

    I can see NM advice now, Clone somebody that was successful.

  11. Thetruth February 1, 2012

    I am sick of you using the word maestra in every damn female centred post you redundant queen.

  12. DaHotNig February 1, 2012

    @immadashell Who did Queen Nicki clone? She is 5 times more successful than any other female rapper in history so who she cloning?

  13. Queen Tashia February 1, 2012

    With both Mariah and Nicki that would be a good look for the show and also they are sort of experts and wouldn’t be all finicky like Paula and Nicole

  14. Aurelius February 1, 2012

    This will never happen. Someone with a lucrative career like Nicki, Katy, Rihanna ( and all the other names of people who are waaay too relevant to have time for this) won’t do this show because it takes up too much time. The amount of money they would have to pay them to make it worth their time is not even an option. The show already has an enormous production budget, which is why there is so much pressure to get the ratings up.
    SIdenote: I cant believe yall are using a news outlet that is soooo tabloid as a source.

  15. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! February 1, 2012

    This cant be true. Simon cant be that silly.

  16. RDK February 1, 2012

    nicki promotrain is in full effec nicet,but a doubt if this is true she would do it..she is dealing with her right now..and even if she do it it would be for short term.

  17. MISHKA February 1, 2012


  18. Amras February 1, 2012

    “Sicki Garbaj” & real diva had a song together… so.

  19. alo February 1, 2012

    bull sh*t, NIcki has one cd and can’t sing, not credible at all. ratings would go down and this show would look like a joke

  20. Jayla February 1, 2012


  21. Malaysia Gipson February 1, 2012

    I could see Mariah doing it but Nicki …oh hell to the no.

  22. X,Y,”and Z” February 1, 2012

    Wait a sec, she’s supposed to be touring Europe for most of 2012, yes? If so, how will she find the time? If anyone remembers, (most ‘Camp Fenty-ites’ would like to forget) when she announced her upcoming U.K. tour dates, her CD JUMPED 96-PLACES (it was first reported here, on TGJ).

    I’m not sure ’bout this “rumor/report”; what had SHE-herself had to say ’bout it (if any)? This may be Simon Cowell/X-Factor trying to create a buzz around the upcoming 2012 X-Factor U.S. season.

    ..BUT, in the off-chance that she WILL be a X-Factor U.S. Judge/Mentor, I’d much rather see an artist who can say “I’VE SOLD CDs,” than someone who has a history of GIMMICKRY, and ‘FAILING UPWARDS’ *cough*30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland*cough*.

    But now the most obvious question just BEGS to be asked (if this is indeed just rumor spun-up by Simon Cowell/X-Factor to create some buzz to hopefully now displace the sound of “falling-axes and rolling heads”): Why wasn’t Rihanna’s name mentioned???

    ..Maybe it’s because Simon/X-Factor now realizes the “6-year self-life” is now well-pass expiration and we NOW have ourselves a NEW “IT GIRL”…??? That “96-place jump from mere mention of a coming U.K. Tour” on the U.K. Top-100 CD chart speaks volumes, and to some *Rihanna* MUST prove forbidding

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  23. kayla February 1, 2012

    If she does take it…good, it’ll be like a break 2 just chill and judge people

    If she don’t, wouldnt make a fly budge…

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