We're unable to clarify if the offer was made before or after she went mental on twitter. Let's assume before.

The Super Bass singer is reportedly close to signing a deal to join the judging panel of the US talent show.

One insider said: "I'm not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening." Assuming bosses don't mind her telling folk their "mother's a whore" and that they should #killyaf*ckingself.

A second source added to Us Weekly: "She is 100 per cent confirmed to judge American Idol." If she does join the show, Nicki will sit alongside Mariah Carey on the panel, after the five-times Grammy-winning signer was announced as a judge last month.

The Hero hitmaker reportedly signed an $18 million deal to join the show, following the departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Carey said of her role: "As a singer, songwriter and producer, it's going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back to American Idol. I'm currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, Triumphant, which will be out early next month (thanks for adding that, Mariah). I can't wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon."

Nick Jonas
is reportedly in the running to complete the line-up as - wait for it - original judge Randy Jackson is set to come off the panel and be given a job as a mentor to the contestants.

So, basically, they've demoted Jackson to the Sinitta role. Your card is marked, Walsh...

Speaking of UK X Factor, Mel B impressed bosses so much with her general nastiness that they've offered her the job as a full time judge if she quits the Australian version of the show.

Hey, if it was a toss-up between her and Scherzinger...