American Idol producers are looking to expand on an already incredibly large audience base. It has been rumored that American Idol producers are attempting to sign deals with Kanye West and Nicki Minaj for the upcoming season. TMZ claims that Kanye is now a potential candidate. Other names such as Diddy and Pharrell have also been rumored potential candidates. Nicki Minaj has also been rumored to be very close signing the deal that would place her on a judging panel alongside Mariah Carey who signed onto the American Idol team earlier this year. The new season gets underway this January. If the judges do happen to be Nicki, Kanye, and Mariah, will you be watching?