Nicki Minaj
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Nicki Minaj is joining American Idol! News of the Barbie-loving rapper casting was confirmed today by Us Weekly. This is exciting Diva Watch news: After Jennifer Lopez's endless parade of fashion for the last two seasons, the Judges Table had a big fashion void to fill. Now with Minaj and her quirky style set to be there every week in addition to The One and Only Mariah, we really can't wait to tune in. American Idol returns January 2013. Tell us: Will you be watching?

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