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Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Exit After One Season

Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Exit After One Season

Nicki Minaj has confirmed she is leaving American Idol after serving as a judge for one season.

“Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!” the 30-year-old rapper tweeted.

Randy Jackson already confirmed that he will not return next year and Mariah Carey also announced this evening that she is exiting the singing competition.

No news yet on if Keith Urban will return, but rumors have indicated the judging panel will be completely new next year, possibly including former contestant Jennifer Hudson.

WHO DO YOU THINK should be a judge next year on American Idol?

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  • Tesa

    Keith Urban, Jennfier Hudson and Elton John.

  • Paul

    Wow! Nicki was the best judge in Idol history
    so sad to see her go

  • Lhoucha mor

    Keith Urban, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce & Elton John..

  • Marine22

    Oh, please NOT Jennifer Hudson. But I hope Keith comes back.

  • ppl

    Harry connick Jnr, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Beiber

  • cruizin

    No to Elton John – we already know what happens when you include divas. Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Harry Connick Jr, Steven Tyler

  • Lhoucha mor

    Its a great loss to lose likes of Randy Jackson & Mariah Carey from American Idol. They were the best judges of all these season.

  • Sk32

    Minaj was an interesting, informative judge. Keith Urban – so boring.

  • Anony

    A) Does anyone even watch American Idol anymore? B) Does anyone care?

    They are replacing judges like they are switching out socks. The cement that made AI popular and watchable in the first place was the fact that it was a new idea with stable judges. The voice is not any better either with random judges being slapped onto those rotating chairs.

  • Anony

    @ppl: Cool idea. Very different genres, styles and approaches. That just may work if they don’t replace them AGAIN!

  • James

    Harry Connick, Jr. and Adam Lambert.

  • essie

    haven’t watched Idol since Simon left, but from seeing bits here and there.. Keith was the best out of the 4..

  • LIa

    Cannot see them keeping Keith. His live performance on AI generated the lowest ratings in AI history. He obviously has a very small fan base, so why would they keep him.

  • fjjsf

    Minaj let everyone step out of the show. Probably Randy and Mariah have thought, “This bitch…….”

  • http://Comcast.net Joni

    KEITH URBAN WAS GREAT JUDGE LAST YEAR? I STARTED WATCHING IDOL AGAIN THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF KEITH? IF KEITH DOESN’T COME BACK I WON’t BE BACK, HE MADE IT FUN TO WATCH.

  • http://dave-lucas.blogspot.com/2013/05/nicki-minaj-vs-hot97-finale.html Dave Lucas

    No one compares to Nicki! And like the man says, “You gotta know when to hold’em… and when to fold ‘em!”

  • http://Charter rdh

    Keith Urban was voted as favorite judge by the AI fans…why on Earth would they not keep him?? That would be a remarkably stupid decision!!

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