American Idol execs confirmed that they have approached Kanye West to front the next series of the show, however reports are showing that Yeezy was less than happy with the idea.

He's reportedly straight-up turned down the job which was for an unspecified but presumably eye-poppingly ginormous salary.

"He didn't want to go that mainstream," a source told U.S Weekly. "He didn't want to lose any street cred. So he turned it down."

Perhaps they should try knocking on Jay Z's door?

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