Bubbly rapper Nicki Minaj seems to be taking a note from Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte in terms of capitalizing on success and riding the fame train till it runs off the track.

Although we've unofficially known for some time that Minaj would be taking on the role of 'American Idol' judge, the Fox hit reality series only recently made the news official. And now that she's achieved a firm spot in reality television, it doesn't look like she wants to give it up. In fact, she's spreading her wings further into the genre and might even get her own reality series on E!.

We know! She "Did It On'Em." The news comes from celeb gossip blogger Perez Hilton, our first red flag, but apparently sources close to the Nicki Minaj camp are saying a reality show featuring the "Starships" bomb shell is in the works. Not only that, but apparently she's already started filming. Well, Mariah Carey sure won't like that news, especially if the chatter of her semi-feud with Minaj is true.

Naturally, though, representatives of the rapper and E! are not responding for comments... at least not anytime soon. But do we really need a reality show from her? Let's recap -- we already have horrific reality shows for Kevin Jonas and his wife, Snooki and JWOWW, Pauly D, all the 'Housewives' ... Oh, and Ryan Lochte was supposedly in talks to get his own. What new kind of crazy could a Nicki Minaj-focused series possibly add to the mix?

UPDATE -- Turns out the rumors are true! Nicki Minaj will be getting some reality TV time on E!, but it's not exactly what we all were thinking. The folks at E! responded to the chatter with news that the 'American Idol' judge will be getting her own series of reality specials that will delve into her personal and professional lives, though no long-term reality show is currently being developed.

What do you think about all this? Would you watch a reality show starring Nicki Minaj?

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