Nicki Minaj Rumored To Judge ‘American Idol’: Fans React

By Kara Warner

Although a report earlier today seemed to confirm that Nicki Minaj will be a judge on the next season of “American Idol,” the YMCMB star has yet to give the final word. Still, fans already have their opinions on Nicki’s potential new gig.

“This is cool!!” wrote MTV News reader William Osmar. “I love you Nicki Minaj!!”

“Yes she should!!!! She is awesome!” added Arianna Parsons. “Best female rapper! Bet she can beat you in a rapping contest!”

Fellow fan Chelsea Reyna summarized the news in four words (and one emoticon): “This would be epic :)”

Not everyone is 100 percent sold on the idea, though. “She’s alright I guess,” Zac Olsen commented.

“Like her music, but I don’t think she should be a judge,” Alekz Estrada added.

Andrea Kenyon was one of several “Idol” fans who said they’d check out if Minaj joined the show. “I hope not,” Kenyon said. “I won’t be watching anymore if she becomes a judge.”

A few fans who were less-than-excited about the news offered their own constructive suggestions for other artists the show should consider hiring over Minaj.

“How about Wiz Khalifa?” Jacob Smith suggested.

“I would go for Lil Kim being a judge b4 [Nicki],” Marlon Moore added.

The issue seems like a divisive one thus far, but plenty of fans are ready to embrace the news and encouraged others to do the same.

“The super-talented and fun-lovin’ Nicki Minaj! Some people (most of the [commenters] above it seems) just don’t have a clue!” Sean McCarthy said.

“You should never judge a book by its cover,” Anna Marie Miller advised. “We need inspiring people like her as help to inspire others to go for that extra mile and reach for their goal. Why not? She is great and different and I would love her opinions on others.”

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