Kanye West Turned Down American Idol Judging Spot
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.20.2013
He didn't want to go mainstream...
Kanye West just said no to American Idol. Us Weekly reports that the FOX show offered Kanye the third spot at the judging table alongside Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban but that he turned them down because he was worried about his credibility.
"He didn't want to go that mainstream," said the source. "He didn't want to lose any street cred. So he turned it down."
The source noted that the producers have met with will.i.am, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Rodney Jerkins but that, as previously reported, their top choice is record producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, who is said to be in talks to join Lopez and Urban on the show.