The pink-haired rapper has been seen getting emotional, attached and rowdy on ‘American Idol’ this season, but since she’s working on a new album, it’s questionable if she’ll be back next year as a judge. HollywoodLife.com exclusively obtained the truth!
Right before she began judging American Idol, Nicki Minaj dropped her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up. She recently told MTV that she is currently working on a new video from The Re-Up, where she’ll be work Lil’ Wayne. Then she wants to start writing. Where do her judging duties fall in line?
Nicki Minaj Will Be Recording New Album During ‘American Idol’
“I’ll be doing it here in L.A. while I’m shooting Idol,” Nicki told MTV about recording her next album. “It’s gonna be the direction of the new songs that I put out on the re-release.”
So, no news yet on whether or not she’ll return for another season of the hit Fox show, but she did share a little hint of who she wants to win.
UPDATE: A source close to the situation tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “There has been no rumblings that she is thinking of leaving, will be fired or anything. The live LA shows haven’t even started and people are happy with her performance. So the talk of her leaving is currently far fetched and premature.”
Who Nicki’s Pulling For On ‘Idol’?
“The stars have aligned and the girls that have come to audition for us have had just had strong voices like I don’t know what,” Nicki said in an interview. “We narrowed it down to some great girls. I think we did a great job picking amazing voices, so I am actually hoping a girl wins this year.”
While she hasn’t listed a specific talented woman she’s pulling for, she did tell Aubrey Cleland that she’s “obsessed” with her after she sang “Sweet Dreams” by Beyonce on the episode on Wednesday Feb. 27.
However, it could be possible she’s pulling for Zoanette Johnson, who took on The Lion King‘s “The Circle of Life” on Wednesday, getting a standing ovation from all four judges, and bringing Nicki to tears.
— Emily Longeretta, Reporting by Russ Weakland
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