Kanye West is in talks with American Idol producers to become a judge on the TV talent show.
It has been reported that Kim Kardashian’s new beau is the latest name to be thrown into the mix as a possible replacement for either Steve Tyler or Jennifer Lopez, following Mariah Carey’s appointment as the newest Idol judge.
However, West is said to be ambivalent about accepting the position and if he did, he would demand a salary exceeding Mariah’s $18m pay package, or at the very least would expect that to be matched. (Give me patience).
If Kanye does join the panel, he will be taking his seat alongside Mariah and possibly fellow rapper Nicki Minaj, who is believed to be close to negotiating a deal with the show’s producers.
Randy Jackson, the only original judge on the panel, will be moving to a mentor role this season and it has been widely speculated that Idol will have four judges this season, with Alanis Morrisette, Nick Jonas, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Enrique Iglesias all in the running for a judging role.