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Nicki Minaj in Talks to Become an X Factor Host

Nicki Minaj is in talks with Simon Cowell about becoming a judge on Cowell's upcoming Fox talent show The X Factor, according to the New York Post. Minaj would join confirmed judge and former Def Jam bigwig L.A. Reid. A rep for the series called the report "early speculation." Though semi-big names like Tommy Mottola and Jessica Simpson have been thrown around as other possible judges for X Factor, Minaj, an artist who's currently at the top of her game (and touring with Lil Wayne!) would be a major get for the show. [Page Six/NYP]