nicki minaj amas 2011 'X Factor': Nicki Minaj turns down judging opportunityWhile most of the talk surrounding “The X Factor” is the possible addition of Britney Spears, there’s still one other seat that needs to be filled. But one person who won’t be occupying that fourth chair is hip-hop star Nicki Minaj.

Minaj tells ITV that she and EP Simon Cowell had discussed the possibility of her judging on the show. But in the end, she says, “I think we both decided together that it wouldn’t work out. I think it was the best decision.”

Minaj is just the latest to turn down “The X Factor.” Previous decliners include Janet Jackson and Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.

Once the singing competition fills the two vacated seats on the judging table, they will then turn their attention to the open hosting gigs.

Posted by:David Eckstein