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Nicki Minaj Joins American Idol While Also Announcing Health Scare

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Perhaps the biggest music news storyout right now is that Young Money’ Rapping/Pop princess Nicki Minaj has officially signed on to be the judge that will replace Areosmith frontman, Stephen Tyler.  The news was confirmed by US Weekly exclusively today.

“I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it,” one insider reveals. “A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening.”

This new gig is likely to be a welcome shift of pace for Minaj.  MTV News has reported that she has been forced to cancel her concert this past weekend at the UK based at theV Festival. Minaj’s rep told MTV that “despite doctor’s orders, she performed on a bruised vocal [cord] in NY on August 14. As a result, the [cord] has gotten worse. After her most recent xray the doctor advises she rest her voice for a few more days.”

Hopefully American Idol will allow her to get the rest she needs so she can continue to be the mega performer that got her the gig in the first place.  Along with the show’s remaining vets Randy Jackson, and Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Joins Pop Icon Mariah Carey who singed on to replace Jennifer Lopez back in July.  We’ll do our best to keep you posted if we learn anything new on this developing story.