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Jennifer Lopez on 'American Idol': 'I'm Thinking It's Time For Me To Go'

Jennifer Lopez on 'American Idol': 'I'm Thinking It's Time For Me To Go'

Jennifer Lopez made an appearance on the Today show on Thursday (July 11) via satellite, where she explained her situation regarding next season’s American Idol judging contract.

“I’ve loved it so much. I’ve enjoyed the show so much. I enjoy just the whole process of the show … It’s a tough decision either way, but I have to say there are so many things I do that I put on hold for that,” the 42-year-old entertainer discussed during her interview. “It’s a heartbreaking decision if I have to go.”

“I am thinking that it’s time for me to go,” Jennifer said.

“Little by little I am,” Jennifer said in response to if she’s made up her mind. “All I can let you in on is my own thought process with it because that’s where I truly am … I love everybody, I love all the guys on the show, I love the family that’s there … but I am thinking it’s time for me to go and do other things I love to do,” JLo added.

Check out Jennifer‘s full interview below…

WILL YOU BE SAD to see Jennifer Lopez possibly leave American Idol??

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  • wam

    and by “do things” she means her little boy toy

  • Lori

    sad, no. never watch idol.

  • Triangle

    Yes, JLo. Please leave the show.

  • Asha

    Bi*ch please. All she is trying to do is hold out for more money. If you don’t want to do it then don’t. If you haven’t noticed Jen, they are looking to replace you anyway.

  • Dissappointed in JLO

    Love me some JLO, but she too has become another puppet for the One World Government Crowd..
    She will be campaigning for Obama at the Convention even when unemployment among Hispanics has doubled.

  • Plens

    Obviously she wanted another fat pay raise, and is getting resistance.

  • kizbit

    Jeez! How many ways can she say “I’m leaving”????

  • Owen

    She can’t judge, she was fake with her emotions, she just used American Idol to relaunch her image. Within days after they announced her a judge, she came out with movies, singles, clothing line, hair product endorsement. Last season had the lowest ratings ever. She just doesn’t know how to connect to the contestants & viewers at home.
    That’s truth.

  • Shay

    not only is it time for her to go, but idol as well



  • tm

    Yes!! time to leave idol, stop dating that little rat face boy and go home TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    …oh well, goodbye!!

  • Karen


  • Cookie_Monster

    I think her life depended on American Idol when the opportunity came along her brand was not highly marketable. But AI worked in her favour, to relaunch her washed up career. Some artists struggle and NEVER succeed a come back. I think her business advisors and manager nailed it against all odds; her age, competition, aging fanbase, evolving music taste, etc. Of course it’s going to be a tough decision to leave AI, it’s like she’s biting the hand that feeds her –WHOLE CAREER

    She’s very impulsive just like spitting out husbands when she has found a better one.

  • solecito

    I liked her on Idol and I like the dawg too.

  • EW!

    I HATE JLO!!

  • Louise

    Yup, your are right JLo……….goodbye.

  • Louise

    American Ido needs judges with integrity, no ho’s that live like sl–s.

  • She Stinks!

    As I said earlier, she didn’t leave, she was FIRED! Fired, fired, fired, due to bad ratings, her endless self promotions and pathetic judging skills.

    We think its time for you to go too, JHO Bag! Go back to obscurity! Her career will tank, yet again. The problem with her (well, there are many) is she believes all the hype – she thinks she can sing, act and dance – what a delusional untalented low class tacky old b*tch! Time to get out of people’s living rooms, the TRASH has been put out!

  • interesting

    Judging by the ratings America thinks it’s BEEN time for you to go.LOL

  • OS

    Idol is still the Number One show on tv.
    The ratings have slipped a bit cause of over saturation. Voice, duets, x factor…

  • ewjwv

    Its so obvious she just wants more money to stay!!!! Thats why she keeps saying “I could be doing so much other work than this, making a lot of money that way” Really, American Idol paid her the most money, now they will fire her. They don’t need her anymore & sure know how to spend their money. They’re asking Miley Cyrus to take her spot & Adam Lambert to take Steven Tylers.

  • Eva

    she is repeating. she sounds like someone who is learning english. like not a nativespeaker.

  • Jan

    JLO is so FAKE. She wants MORE MONEY$$$$. That is why she is not saying she is leaving for sure.

  • http://google californialady1939

    I’m thinkin’ it’s time for her to go also. There are far too many of the AARP crowd in the spotlight. It’s desperate. When Jennifer goes, she should take the other desperate Jennifer Anniston with her. They should both give the public a break.

  • Luv2laugh

    It really makes me sad to see JLO go!! I DO think she connected with the contestants and I DO NOT think she appears fake, here on this or on the show (as some people above had commented)!! I think she is having trouble making her mind up, because she does love doing the show, but has too many irons in the fire!! That lady has ALOT going on and anyone can only go on like that for so long!! I believe all these haters, that are always putting different celebrities down, are just jealous!! Always seem to be so much negativity, more than anything else, on any of these websites that people can leave comments!! I rarely leave a comment, however I REALLY WISH JLO didn’t have to leave the show, so I wanted to state that!! I’ve loved the way she connects with everyone on the show….her sensitivity, kindness, humor, the advice she gives and even just how down to Earth she seems, as if maybe she was putting herself in their shoes, so to speak!! I’ve really enjoyed American Idol with her and actually Steven Tyler, on it, as well!! I’m really sad to see them both go!! If they really have to go, I hope AL finds another two judges just as charismatic and talented as those two!!