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Queens native Nicki Minaj to join ‘American Idol’ as judge: report


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Queens rapper Nicki Minaj will be joining the judges table on “American Idol” for the singing competition’s upcoming season, according to reports.

Sources confirmed to “Us Weekly” that the “Super Bass” singer will take one of the spots vacated when Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced their departure prior to the popular show’s 12th season.

“I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it,” one source told the magazine.

The Young Money Entertainment artist from Jamaica performed her song “Starships” on the show last year.

Minaj — born Onika Tanya Maraj — was also rumored last year to be in the running for a judging position on Fox’s “The X Factor.”

Mariah Carey announced last month that she would be joining “Idol’s” judging panel.

The new season of “Idol” is set to premiere on Wednesday, January 18.