It was literally this morning when I was considering the treasure trove of off-the-cuff quotes gifted to our culture by Kanye West (specifically I was entertaining a fantasy where, giving a speech at a wedding I say “George Bush hates black people,” then I drop the mic and leave the banquet hall), so it seems a little unreal that this item has surfaced; TMZ is reporting that Kanye West is in talks to join Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol. According to TMZ the producers have offered to at least match Mariah’s salary, but Kanye is still unsure. He’s probably not certain if he can reconcile this with the “Most rappers’ taste level/ain’t at my waste level” image he’s strived to create for himself. You can probably be sure though, that he’ll figure it out if the bag of money Fox offers him is large enough. Please Fox, if not for yourselves, do it for the sake of what would easily be the most watchable thing ever put on TV; just imagine Kanye’s daily struggle to find a way to namedrop Anna Wintour, while Nicki tries to manage the Tesla coil on her head and Mariah just sings over everyone who comes in to audition. That is perfect television.