Once considered the king of music competition reality shows, "American Idol" has found itself in desperate need of a ratings boost. Apparently, the bodacious Nicki Minaj might be the perfect artist for the job. The "Pink Friday" rapper has reportedly been tapped to become one of the new "Idol" judges for the upcoming season. Alleged sources have been coming out of the woodwork, claiming that Minaj will definitely be on the judge's panel and that it is a done deal. Yet, neither Fox nor Minaj's spokesperson has confirmed the speculations.

Viewers can expect a major shake up in the next "Idol" season, between the recent hiring on veteran vocalist Mariah Carey as the first confirmed judge and the rumor that Pharrell Williams and Enrique Iglesias might also be joining Mimi. Given Minaj's penchant for controversy, trendsetting, and multiple personailities, her joining "Idol" might just give the show the major buzz it's been hoping for.