Nicki Minaj NOT Rejected By “The Voice,” Despite Report
Nicki Minaj was NOT rejected by “The Voice,” despite a report wrongly claiming she tried to become a coach on the show. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story. There’s no truth it.
The claim comes from MediaTakeOut, which is running a story falsely suggesting Minaj’s career is in shambles. In addition to alleging her series with Freeform was “canceled,” the outlet also asserts the rapper struck out with NBC’s music competition show. A so-called “insider” is quoted as telling the webloid, “Nicki Minaj recently tried to hit up ‘The Voice’ to be a judge but they ain’t want her over there due to issues at ‘American Idol’ with Mariah [Carey], nor do they believe she has the likeability to be a judge. Her beefs and attitude have really damaged her reputation and career in this respect.”
“This had her really pissed her off especially considering Miley [Cyrus’s] presence on the show recently,” claims the site’s supposed source. The alleged tipster further contends about the Freeform project, “Her show was going to be used for her to crossover and to expand her mainstream/non-urban audience in general but her show deal was cancelled.”
But all of these assertions are completely false. Minaj did NOT “hit up” ‘The Voice’ for a spot on the show, nor is she bothered by Cyrus’s presence as a coach. “It’s never been a conversation, ever,” an impeccable insider exclusively tells Gossip Cop. We’re told Minaj joining the reality competition has “never come up.”
As for Minaj’s autobiographical show, it has “not been canceled at all,” and is still very much in the works. But the project was developed under the ABC Family brand, and is now being re-tooled to better fit with Freeform, which has a slightly different demographic. The network “wants to make the series. They just want to re-cast it and make the young Nicki older” to better match Freeform’s audience, explains our rock-solid source.
Clearly, the problem isn’t with Minaj. It’s with MediaFakeOut and its misinformation.