So rumors have been spreading like wild fire for days that Nicki Minaj may well become a judge on "American Idol! But means that My auntie (in my mind) Mariah Carey will no longer be a factor...Word on the street is that Mariah, hung up the phone when she was told Nicki was the top candidate. Which she probably did because she's so diva style like that....I don't doubt it...I would have done the same...

Don't get me wrong, I love Nicki too....Sometimes....most times i just like her...but come on now....Isn't it a little too early in her career for her to be doing something like Idol? I can see if she was to make an one episode guest appearance...not not a damn judge.... Nicki needs to continue with her colorful performances, bright color lace front's and wait her turn... #Imjustsaying

It's that ... Mariah was led to believe she would be the only woman on the judge's panel.  

As far as the guys go Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias are leading the pack.

Sources connected with the show saying that they're worried ... if the judge's end up being Mariah, Nicki and Randy ... middle America might not welcome the blackout...............

I swear to goodness, Nicki better not take this Idol position from Mariah... -RyonDanyell

A healthy Nick Cannon ascended the stage at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Saturday night for the BET Honors -- his first public appearance since his hospitalization and surgery for "mild kidney failure."  (Cannon left an Aspen, Colo. hospital last weekend.)

Carrying son Moroccan Scott, 8 months, the 31-year-old America's Got  Talent host presented his wife (clad in a form-fitting nude and black gown) Mariah Carey with an entertainer award and jokingly expained why Monroe, Moroccan's twin sister, was backstage.

"She's a diva like her mama."  Added Carey: "We were both sewn into our  dresses, so she couldn't make it out."

But Cannon paid emotional tribute to his wife (a "hero," he said) for tending to him during his illness -- making him soup at 3 a.m. "when my kidneys ain't acting right."

"What most people don't get to experience is the human," he said at the podium.  "To know you guys are honoring her tonight, I have to continue to honor her every day."

"Please pray for Nick as he's fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure,"
is what Mariah Carey tweeted after hubby Nick Cannon was rushed to the hospital
for a mild kidney failure. "This is us in the hospital - role reversal; Last
year it was me attached to the machines (after having dembabies) and Nick was
there with me through it, and now here we are," she added. As you can tell in
the photo above, Nick doesn't have to worry about a thing, Mariah has her mans
Get well soon NICK!!
Nick Cannon feat. Roscoe Dash & The Rangers - Swimmin