According to Us Weekly, Nicki Minaj will be sitting aside Mariah Carey as a judge for the upcoming season of American Idol. The reports acquired by the gossip publication aren’t 100% certain, and neither Nicki Minaj nor her team YMCMB has commented on the matter officially. Though it is still on speculative stages, if the Queens-bred rapper dons the role, she’ll be the first rapper to be a judge on the long-lasting singing competition program. With Mariah Carey confirmed as a judge on July 23rd, and acts like Pharrell Williams considered for the position, it’ll be an interesting sight to see some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest names on the show.