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Nicki Minaj appears in a 2012 promotional photo for American Idol. - Provided courtesy of FOX / Brad Barket/PictureGroup

Nicki Minaj set to appear in three-part reality series on E!

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09/28/2012 by Nichole Hamilton

Nicki Minaj is set to take part in yet another reality series.

Minaj, 29, is not only set to be a judge on the FOX singing show "American Idol," but is also set to appear in a three-part special on the E! Network beginning in November.

The network, which aired her first special in 2010 titled "My Time Now," announced that the new series will include never-before-seen footage of the rapper in her personal and professional life. The site promises more details in the near future.

On Sunday, September 16, Fox officially announced that Minaj and Keith Urban were signed on to "American Idol" as judges, and would join Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey for the next season.

According to Deadline.com, the platinum-selling rapper reportedly signed a contract that is rumored to include a $10 million to $12 million salary. Meanwhile, Urban is said to be earning around $3 million to $5 million for the gig.

Auditions will kick off in New York City and will also include cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte, San Antonio, Baton Rouge and Oklahoma City.

"New York auditions today & tomorrow," Minaj Tweeted on September 16. "See ya there barbz!!!!!!!!! #AmericanIdol :p."

The new judges come on the heels of the departures of former judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez at the end of last season. Lopez and Tyler joined the series in 2010.

"American Idol" season 12 is set to kick off in January 2013.

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