And the checks just keep on coming for ol’ Onika Maraj! Play on playa…
R&B sensation Nicki Minaj is in talks with Simon Cowell to be a judge on his upcoming Fox talent show “The X Factor,” Page Six has learned.
The Queens-bred star, famous for her wild and outlandish outfits and impossibly curvy figure, met with Cowell in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. A source told us, “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. ‘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.
“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 — who launched major acts including Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Pink, Usher, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna — was last night confirmed as one of the stars on the much-speculated-about judging panel.
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