Kanye West thrown into the mix of 'American Idol' judge rumors

By Gina DiFalco,

With all of the hoopla surrounding Mariah Carey reportedly being unhappy with Nicki Minaj possibly being signed on to join her at the judges table on American Idol, new reports are throwing Kanye West into the mix.

While Nick Jonas, Pharrell Williams, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban have all been rumored to be considered for the job, TMZ reports that Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend could also become a judge on the hit Fox show.

Fox executives have reportedly reached out to the “Too Cold” rapper about the possibility of joining Carey at the judges table, and he has shown interest.

Sources told TMZ that West is "on the fence," about it.

Zap2it reports that West would want Idol to at least match the $18 million one-year salary Carey has signed on for.

Minaj is said to be “100 percent confirmed” to become a judge on Idol, she just has to “sign off” on a few more documents.

West’s reps haven’t responded to inquiries for a comment on the rumors.

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