No Dice: Nicki Minaj Will Not Be An X-Factor Judge


And right when we had just started feeling a little pink bubble of excitment building inside our Harajuku hearts, TMZ drops the N bomb that Nicki Minaj will not be a judge on Simon Cowell’s The X Factor

Blah. Earlier this week, Cowell told VIBE that the decision was still up in the air, but sources in Nicki’s camp tell TMZ the answers nah. To be specific: “There’s nothing going on with [‘X Factor’].”

Cowell admitted in the past that many of the names rumored to be in talks, including Mariah Carey and Paula Abdul, were likely leaked from his own company to stir up buzz for the show. Smh.

The X Factor is set to premiere this Fall on Fox.