( 4UMF NEWS ) Mariah Carey Upset Over Nicki Minaj Pick:
After news surfaced that Minaj is nearing a deal to join Carey on the judges’ panel for the Fox singing competition, an irate Carey hung up on a phone call with producers, TMZ reported.
Sources told the gossip site that the “We Belong Together” singer thought she belonged as the only woman on the panel.
“I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it,” a source told the magazine. “A few more things to sign off on but it is happening.”
Minaj and Carey would give the show a heavy New York presence. Minaj hails from Jamaica, Queens, and Carey was born and raised on Long Island.
But other bold-face names are still being considered — especially if holdover Randy Jackson moves over into a mentor role as has been widely reported. Country singers Brad Paisley and Keith Urban and producer Pharrell Wiliams have been rumored to be in the mix.