According to reports, the show producers and judge Jennifer Lopezhave been actively pursuing Scooter Braun, who also looks after Carly Rae Jepsen and The Wanted, as they hope he will be able to help them choose a new superstar when the reality TV show returns next season.
Here’s the drop:
A source told TMZ:
However, friends of Scooter insist he is reluctant to join because he doesn’t want to become too famous and he enjoys ”being able to go to the grocery store under the radar”.
The approach to Scooter comes after it was revealed Kanye West was recently offered a spot on the judging panel of the FOX series for its 13th season but turned it down, as he was worried it would damage his reputation.
A source said:
“He didn’t want to go that mainstream. He didn’t want to lose any street cred. So he turned it down.”