Reports say that Nicki Minaj is in talks with Simon Cowell to be a judge on his upcoming Fox talent show The X Factor. According to Page Six, Nicki met with Simon in L.A. a few weeks back. A source told the newspaper, “Simon thinks Nicki is fantastic. She’s sassy, she looks great and she has bags of personality. Nicki has a large following and she fits well with the ethos of the show, which plans to usher in a new generation of musical talent.”
The source continued, “‘X Factor’ is aiming for a younger audience. Those aged 12 and over can audition, and [the English version has] launched successful artists from other genres of music than pop.”
- The source added, “This isn’t a done deal yet, but Nicki would be great for the show. She fits the ideal that ‘X Factor’ will be exciting, vibrant and different. And the show would also be great for her career.”
- Former Island Def Jam Music Group chairman L.A. Reid was confirmed last week as one of the judges. Other names reportedly being considered to join X Factor are Tommy Mottola, Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger and British pop star Cheryl Cole.
NICKI MINAJ TO STAR IN HER FIRST ACTING FILM?
Reports say that Nicki Minaj is set to star in her first acting role. According to Bossip.com, Nicki is reportedly set to star in an upcoming film Charge It To The Game. Reports say that Nicki is set to take the lead character of Erica Payne in the film adaptation of the six time Essence‘s bestselling novel.
While Nicki has not confirmed or denied that she will be starring in the role, reports say that Nicki has multiple roles on the table.
- According to Vibe.com, if Nicki joins the cast of Charge It To The Game, she would reportedly join a cast of other female stars like, Eve, R&B singer Keri Hilson, Why Did I Get Married actress Tasha Smith, Evelyn Lozado and her nemesis Lil Kim.