Kanye West May Join 'American Idol' as Judge

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Kanye West is a lot of things – a rapper, a shoe designer, and Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend. And soon, he may also be the newest addition to the American Idol judges panel.

According to those in the know, the powers that be over at Idol reportedly reached out to Kanye recently, and Mr. West expressed interest in the idea.

Apparently, however, things aren’t even close to being a done deal, because Kanye – while interested – is on the fence about the whole thing. He isn’t quite sure that American Idol fits with his current image. And of course, there’s also the issue of money. Sources say that the folks over at Idol are prepared to at least match Mariah Carey’s salary, which is reported to be $18million per season.