Nicki Minaj will join American Idol next season as a judge,

reports Us Weekly. Sources say the rapper has “a few more

slight things to sign off on” but is “100 percent confirmed to

judge” the show. Fox, which airs American Idol, declined to

comment when contacted by Us.

Minaj joins Mariah Carey on the judges’ panel after Jennifer

Lopez and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler stepped down after

last season. There’s been talk that Randy Jackson will move

into a “mentoring” role, leaving one more judge spot open for

next season. Nick Jonas has confirmed he is under consideration

for the gig, and sources say Pharrell Williams is also up for the

spot. Charlie Sheen has also expressed interest in being a judge on

the show.

Minaj canceled a planned performance at the V Festival in England

last weekend, citing strained vocal cords.