The Real Reason Nicki Minaj’s ‘American Idol’ Deal May Flop

Speculation about Nicki Minaj taking her talents to the American Idol judges table continues. This week, we learned that Nicki was being considered, but was receiving some alleged shade from Mariah Carey, who thought that she’d  be the only woman on the show. In fact, Mariah suggested the show snag Lenny Kravitz. Meanwhile, we hear that Nicki’s trying to negotiate a deal HOWEVER, she’s run into a snag. Creative Artist Agency (CAA) who use to represent her (they also rep Ryan Seacrest and other judge finalists, etc.) and Nicki do not have a great working relationship, as she fired CAA 9 months ago. Apparently, this is making Nicki’s American Idol even more complicated. An insider told Page Six:

“If she hadn’t fired them last year, this deal would have been a lot easier.”

Another source shares,

“There is some heated debate…There are some producers who really want her. Others have been trying to block it.”

No word or hint from Nicki’s camp yet.