No X-Factor for Nicki Minaj

March 24, 2011 By:
No X-Factor for Nicki Minaj


Don't hold your breath waiting to hear Nicki Minaj's name announced as the new judge of X-Factor, because it's not happening.

There were rumors that Nicki was in talks to join the US version of the show but "there's nothing going on with ['X Factor']," a TMZ source now reports.

L.A. Reid has already been confirmed for the show, and Sharon Osbourne is hoping Simon will ask Paula Abdul back, but that's about it so far.

“I think Simon should take Paula because they work so well together and they’ve got great chemistry," Sharon told Hollyscoop exclusively at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival celebration held at the W Hotel and Residences in Hollywood.

When asked if she thinks Simon would want her daughter Kelly Osbourne on the show, she said, "I think Simon would have the same opinion about Kelly that he does of me, that we’re both too opinionated. I think he had enough of me," she joked. "I don’t think he wants to take on another Osbourne."

Nicki would definitely attract a younger audience, but she hasn't been in the game long enough to be able to judge a singing competition. Mariah Carey is rumored to be in talks for the show, which would be a better fit.

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