Snoop Dogg is down to judge American Idol
NEW YORK (AP) - If Randy Jackson yells "Yo Dawg!" during the next season of American Idol, he could be talking to Snoop Dogg, if the rapper has his way.
After hearing of the millions of dollars Idol judges earn on the Fox competition, Snoop, in an interview this week, said: "I'll do American Idol."
Idol returns in January. Mariah Carey is filling one of the two seats made available following Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler's exits last month. When told that Carey is earning about US$18 million (S$22.4 million) a year for a one-year contract with a renewal option, Snoop looked to his manager and jokingly yelled: "Get on it!"
Neil Schubert, spokesman for American Idol producer FremantleMedia North America, declined to comment on any speculation about potential new judges.