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American Idol, Pepsi, Coke All Fighting Over Nicki Minaj

August 19, 2012 04:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Everyone wants Nicki Minaj! Or, at least, the major soda companies sure do! The singer-rapper is at the middle of a skirmish between Coca-Cola and Pepsi, both of which lay claim to her talents. The drama was set in full force when American Idol began courting Minaj for the final judging spot. Who will win in the battle of the beverages?

American Idol has sought nearly every big (and not so big) celeb out there in hopes of filling the remaining judging spot in the wake of JLo and Steven Tyler’s departures. The latest recruit? Superbass star Nicki Minaj.

There’s one little problem: Coca-Cola is American Idol’s big sponsor, but Nicki Minaj is currently the face of (dun, dun, dun) Pepsi. To have Pepsi’s new mascot bandying about on a Coke-affiliated show would be simply disastrous! After all, Coca-Cola spends a cool $26 million each year promoting its beverages on Idol. It wouldn’t really be a sound investment, if the face of Pepsi was placed square in the middle of the judging panel. And of course, the contradiction of a Pepsi promoter sipping on Coke would just be too mind-blowing to handle.

This wouldn’t be the first time an American Idol judge got in hot water over sponsorship drama. Jennifer Lopez sparked outrage with American Idol sponsor Ford when she appeared in a Fiat commercial. Of course, she was already a judge at the time, and not a potential judge like Nicki Minaj, so the circumstances were a bit different.

Would you like to see Nicki Minaj on American Idol? Or should she stick with the Pepsi gig and stay away from singing competitions? Share your thoughts (and your predictions for the coming Coke-Pepsi battle) below!

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3 Responses to “American Idol, Pepsi, Coke All Fighting Over Nicki Minaj”

  1. michaela Says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    NO!! I don’t want Niki. There are plenty of stars out there. and if she can’t handle Coke then no. Niki is a bad influence. I just saw one ofher shows with her swearing up a storm like crzy.she’s a barbie. PLASTIC!!! Do you know how much work she has had? she’s not even that pretty. J.LO was the best. find someone who is amazing at singing and won’t scare people away. Or maybe you need people to be scared get Lady GAGA! :P NOT NIKI

  2. Chase Says:
    August 20th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    How she looks should be what determines if she should be a judge or not. So that is out of the question. Also, I do believe she should. She would be bringing something different to the panel. For her being rap/hip-hop it would give it more dimension. She also does have a good singing voice when she is singing. But, I can also see why many people wouldn’t want her. She’s at the top of her game right now.(: so why not? Give her a chance!

  3. annie Says:
    August 21st, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Idol needs judges who can relate to the contestants and viewers, not a farce. Frenchie Davis was kicked off and they would consider Niki!
    The show also tends to feature singers that are NOT rappers, thank goodness. Get judges that know all kinds of music and can help the kids learn how to perform as singers, not clowns.

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