Wow. That is a smart move, but the reasoning behind it made me laugh- he doesn’t want to lose his STREET CRED. I didn’t realize Kanye HAD street cred!!! Does he?! He’s with a Kardashian and is friends with Anna Wintour for godssake. He has no street cred.
“He didn’t want to go that mainstream,” the source tells Us of the “Black Skinhead” rapper, 36, who has a 2-month-old daughter, North, with Kardashian, 32. “He didn’t want to lose any street cred. So he turned it down.”
The insider notes that Idol producers also met with three other contenders for the spot: Will.i.am, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Rodney Jerkins. In the end, though, their top choice appears to be songwriter and record producer Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald).
So, right now we have Keith Urban (he has nothing else to do), JLO (this is a lot easier than touring) and 2 (I guess?) open spots if they’re going for 4 judges again. I don’t like anyone they’re talking about for this. Especially not Will.i.am. I can’t believe I am saying this, but I am going to miss Mariah and Nicki.