Fox announced today that rapper Nicki Minaj and country music singer Keith Urban will be joining the judges’ table for season twelve of American Idol. The president of of Fox said in a statement (via ABC News):
“We’ve got global icon Mariah Carey and IDOL’s heart and soul Randy Jackson, who will be joined by Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop. And Keith is another great addition to IDOL — he’s one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him. 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.”
As far as I’m concerned, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are just two more reasons not to watch American Idol. At least Keith Urban can actually sing, though. Letting the person responsible for “Stupid Hoe” be a judge of musical talent is outright blasphemy. Maybe next they’ll let Steven Seagal choose this year’s Oscar winners.
You can get black satin shorts like Nikki’s from Juicy Couture, but you’re on your own for the ridiculous ass implants.