Nicki Minaj and Country Star Keith Urban Finalizing ‘American Idol’ Deals
Minaj will reportedly pocket $8 million for judging Season 12 of the ratings juggernaut, and she has an extra perk: She gets special allowances for hair, makeup and wardrobe. Imagine all the wigs we can see her rock!
Urban is expected to take home $3 to $4 million in his deal, ousting fellow country star Brad Paisley from the running, who requested Minaj’s same pay rate. Urban has some experience in reality competitions, as he’s a judge on Australia’s ‘The Voice.’
Both stars’ salaries pale in comparison to head diva in charge Mariah Carey‘s $18 million.