Nigel Lythgoe — I Would Let Justin Bieber Mentor ‘Idols’ But …

Exclusive 033113_nigel_lythgoe_launchJustin Bieber“s recent wave of d-bag shenanigans has not gone unnoticed in the music world … so when we asked “American Idol” honcho Nigel Lythgoe if the Biebs was “Idol” mentor material, his response was … mixed.

Nigel was out in Malibu and our photog questioned whether Lythgoe would consider having JB on the show to help shape the minds of “AI” hopefuls. A valid question in light of Bieber”s recent run of speeding tickets, fights, drugs, monkey smuggling … you get it.

Nigel”s response is pretty hilarious and he also addressed whether or not Nicki Minaj is welcome back on the show next season.