According to the New York Post, Nicki Minaj is negotiating with American Idol for a seat on the judges’ panel, but it’s not smooth sailing:
There has been drama over Nicki Minaj joining the judges’ table on “American Idol” because of her difficult relationship with Creative Artists Agency, sources tell Page Six.
CAA represents various finalists of “American Idol” as well as the show’s host, Ryan Seacrest. The high-powered talent agency also used to rep pint-size rapper Minaj — until she fired them about nine months ago, sources say.
“If she hadn’t fired them last year, this deal would have been a lot easier,” said one insider.
UPDATE: Now HDD is reporting that Idol is having second thoughts about hiring Nicki:
DARLING NICKI…OR NOT: The new look American Idol was all but set on bringing in Nicki Minaj as a judge, but now the producers and Fox are said to be getting cold feet because of Minaj’s recent run of last-minute cancellations, says I.B. Bad in his latest column, posting tomorrow morning. Mariah Carey reportedly doesn’t want her on the show, lobbying instead for her pal Lenny Kravitz on Twitter
Via the New York Post