Young Money star lady Nicki Minaj may be Simon Cowells’s next pick to judge the American leg of reality music show X-Factor.

Last week former Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid was confirmed as the first judge on the show, with several other A list stars including Nicki Minaj have being mentioned.

A source told the New York Post that Nicki and Simon had a meeting some weeks ago in Los Angeles to discuss the possibility of the starlet joining the show. The source for the Post confirmed Simon’s affinity for Nicki in a few quotes.

“Simon thinks Nicki is fantastic. She’s sassy, she looks great and she has bags of personality, “said the source. The source also added, “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.”

Other pop stars like pu–ycat Dolls leader Nicole Scherzinger have been mentioned, along with British pop star Cheryl Cole. And at various times, we’ve even heard Jessica Simpson brought up.

The show is searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over both solo artists and vocal groups who are willing to brave the panel for a chance to win a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

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