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Kanye on 'Idol'

Start of a Beautiful Disaster?

8/21/2012 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey would give "American Idol" the most star studded -- and expensive -- TV judge panel ever ... but will it work with 3 huge egos?? It could be awesome ... or an awesome implosion. We'll discuss.

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2:31 - Mariah Carey is none too pleased as Nicki Minaj and Kanye West emerge as new 'American Idol' judging candidates.

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If true, the producers of AI have lost their f***ing minds!!

792 days ago


I recognize Mariah's vocal spread and all that, but I never listen to her because I can't stand her songs. But if she is supposed to be the high-priced diva, and they want to bring in the ugly, classless Kanye, to sit alongside of her, I don't blame her if she wants to puke and tear up her contract. I think Idol is making huge mistakes here, and they could probably ride it out because the ratings are still there, or were there, but I think they are sinking it. Kanye? So Ryan, the Kwhore will not be far behind, yes? OMG I said behind!!!!

792 days ago


Kanye has been producing music since the 90's for many people including Jay -z. He plays multiple instruments and has won over 18 grammy's. More then anyone on the A.I. roster.

792 days ago

lita m.    

Seriously??? I was already wearing the apathy face when the announcement for Mariah came out. Then I hear about Nikki and think wtf? and then they want to add Kanye to the mix? I already don't watch Idol because of the judges, this will just further insure my commitment to waste my time watching some OTHER reality show drivel.

792 days ago


I'm out! Disgusting.

792 days ago


Might as well put her no talent potn star girlfriend on as well.

792 days ago


Might as well put her no talent porn star girlfriend on as well.

792 days ago


Might as well put his no talent porn star girlfriend on as well.

792 days ago


I'm part of middle age, middle America who has watched Idol since it began. I don't consider myself racist and many of my neighbors are African American. Three African American judges on the show is too many and will not work. Now if they are trying to get rid of us oldies, then possibly that is what they need to do. I don't keep up with Kanye or Nicki Minaj. I have grown increasingly bored with the show but ultimately watch for the judges. This would be mine and my husband's exit point.

792 days ago


why Kanye? what the hell dose he know? hes a loser he thinks hes better then everyone else. someone needs to knock that man off his high horse. who in the hell want Lindsey what the hell is she going to do sit there with her legs open she will make a ass out of her self she dont know crap about talent the talent she has is long gone.

788 days ago
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