American Idol is apparently swinging for the fences in an effort to try and solidify their panel of judges for next season. Mariah Carey is already locked in. Nicki Minaj is heavily rumored to also be on board. And now TMZ is reporting that Fox has reached out to Kanye West.
West is not on board yet, but he has expressed interest.
"He's on the fence," says a source. He's not sure yet if Idol is his type of gig.
If Yeezy accepts the offer he would have to at least be paid what Mariah is making. Which is reported to be $18 million for a season.
Fox executives are interested in possibly going with four judges this season. A combination of two men and two women have been discussed.
Others in the running include Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Enrique Iglesias.