Eminem Wants Tv Talent Show Job
Rapper Eminem wants to team up with Simon Cowell - insisting he'd make the perfect judge on a TV singing contest.
The Stan hitmaker is adamant programmes like Cowell's American Idol and The X Factor ought to have a panel of superstars calling the shots because they're better equipped to help wannabes prepare for life in the spotlight.
And Eminem believes a hip-hop artist will never succeed on a talent show without an expert like himself to mentor them.
He says, "No disrespect to the current judges but you need people who are global, platinum-selling stars. You need to prepare contestants for what it's really like out there, and what sort of pressure you are going to be under. So much average talent comes out of these reality shows, it's time to give people a chance who deserve it.
"A hip-hop star will never win a show like The X Factor without somebody like me on the panel. There are a lot of very talented hip-hop stars who would kill for a break in Britain but the judges aren't qualified in hip-hop. I keep an eye on the urban scene in Britain and there is a lot of talent out there. It needs somebody in power to open a door for them.
"I am not sure I would have the time to do it full time, but I would come and be a guest judge."