Nicki Minaj is the second new American Idol judge

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Though it was just reported 12 days ago that 'American Idol' producers wanted Sean Combs to replace Steven Tyler and join Mariah Carey as a judge next season, two sources now tell Us.com that Nicki Minaj is all but official.

"I'm not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it," one insider reveals. "A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening." A second source says (she's) "100% confirmed to judge American Idol." FOX and Minaj had no comment when contacted by Us.

Wow! What a moment this is! Nicki Minaj! On American Idol! I was just at Starbucks and everyone is talking about it, people are honking their car horns, everybody's cheering. This must be what the country felt like when Germany surrendered to end World War II!

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