Carey is the only official member of the newly-revamped judging panel as of yet. Whether Randy Jackson will return to the show and resume his judging role is still in question.
Nick Jonas recently verified he's been in talks to be a judge on the reality singing competition's next season. Around the same time, reports surfaced that singer Pharrell Williams was also close to inking an Idol deal.
Fox reportedly declined comment on Combs' alleged involvement, while Combs' representative did as well.