Nick Jonas Willing To Dish “Tough Love” to Idol Contestants

Nick Jonas reveals, vaguely, to the Huffington Post, that he’s still in an “ongoing discussion” with American Idol for a judges seat, but it’s got to be “right on both ends.”

“[There’s been] lots of speculation … it’s something I would like to do if it was right, but it’s got to be right on both ends,” Nick told me on the set of “New York Live.” “It’s an ongoing discussion, but as soon as we know if it’s right … we’ll see. But regardless of whether or not it happens, my most exciting thing at this moment is being back with these guys.”

Is he negotiating for more money? Because dude, you are yesterday’s teen star. You need Idol more than they need you. Still, I’m wondering if he’s really at the top of the list. Shouldn’t he be nailing that sucker down by now?

“I would be the youngest [judge], but I’ve also been a professional musician for about eight years of my life,” says Nick, who isn’t shy about discussing whether he is tough enough to judge others. “That’s a major question: Would you be okay to criticize? If I can help someone be better, that’s the ultimate goal, not putting them down or making them feel irrelevant. As much as we are going to get along, there still is a bit of tough love there, which is important.”

Nick promises to deliver “tough love” if he becomes an American Idol judge. Ha. As soon as your Q rating slips, you’ll change your tune. Just ask Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.

Via Huffington Post

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