August 03, 2012 03:45:27 GMT
The rapper, who was recently rechristened Snoop Lion, says he'll do 'American Idol' after learning that the show pays Mariah Carey about $18 million for the job.
Snoop Dogg a.k.a. Snoop Lion wants to join Mariah Carey on "American Idol" judging panel. In a recent interview, the West Coast MC said, "I'll do 'American Idol'," after being told that the "Hero" singer earns around $18 million when singing up to be a new judge on the show. He then jokingly told his manager, "Get on it!"
Neil Schubert, spokesman for the show's producer FremantleMedia North America, declined to comment on rumors about possible new judges. Previously, Nick Jonas and Pharrell Williams were said to be frontrunners to fill the vacant seats.
"Idol" is looking for new judge(s) for the upcoming season 12, which will kick off in early 2013, after Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced their departures in July. The Aerosmith frontman recently told Rolling Stone that the FOX singing competition was "not my cup of tea."
"It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest," he said, admitting that he took the job because of the friction within his band. The rocker went on sharing, "The show's about kids and what you do to nurture their talent. They wanted me to take the piss out of the kids and I don't have that in me. That's not what I'm about."