Rap star Nicki Minaj is set to announce that she will be taking a seat at the judges table for the twelfth season of American Idol, according Us Magazine. Following the announcement last week that she’ll be cancelling three shows in Europe due to bruised vocal cords, the Idol news will hopefully calm the waters between her and her fans. Minaj joins top recording artist Mariah Carey for the new season as well as returning host Ryan Seacret. Nick Jonas and Pharrell Williams are rumoured to be in consideration for the third judging spot but an announcement has yet to be made. Original judge Randy Jackson will take on a mentoring role this season and step away from show which airs twice a week.
“Ok barbz, getting another x-ray. When I get back, I’ll have a surprise for u. *kisses u, hugs u*,” was Minaj’s last tweet and we expect the “surprise” to be announced shortly.