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As if there aren’t already a thousand other things that have hurt his leather-clad, face maskin’, skinny jeaned reputation…SMH

Kanye West Turns Down Offer To Judge American Idol For Fear Of Damaging His Reputation

Via USMagazine

File this under “Things That Could Have Been.” Kanye West has been scarce on girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s reality show, but he very nearly became a regular on another popular reality TV series: American Idol.

A source tells Us Weekly exclusively that the hip hop star was offered the third and final spot on Idol’s judging panel for the upcoming 13th season. After thinking it over, however, he decided to pass, in part because he worried it would hurt his reputation.

“He didn’t want to go that mainstream,” the source tells Us of the “Black Skinhead” rapper, 36, who has a 2-month-old daughter, North, with Kardashian, 32. “He didn’t want to lose any street cred. So he turned it down.”

The insider notes that Idol producers also met with three other contenders for the spot:, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Rodney Jerkins. In the end, though, their top choice appears to be songwriter and record producer Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald).

Is this ninja really fawking serious? Newsflash you fake azz W.E.B. DuBois, YOUR BABY MAMA IS MADE OF “MAINSTREAM”!

Would you have wanted to see Yeezus at the judges table every week?

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