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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.

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17 Responses to “Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Exit After One Season”

  1. 1
    Tesa Says:

    Keith Urban, Jennfier Hudson and Elton John.

  2. 2
    Paul Says:

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

  3. 3
    Lhoucha mor Says:

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

  4. 4
    Marine22 Says:

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

  5. 5
    ppl Says:

    Harry connick Jnr, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Beiber

  6. 6
    cruizin Says:

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

  7. 7
    Lhoucha mor Says:

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

  8. 8
    Sk32 Says:

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

  9. 9
    Anony Says:

    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.

  10. 10
    Anony Says:

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

  11. 11
    James Says:

    Harry Connick, Jr. and Adam Lambert.

  12. 12
    essie Says:

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

  13. 13
    LIa Says:

    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.

  14. 14
    fjjsf Says:

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

  15. 15
    Joni Says:

    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.

  16. 16
    Dave Lucas Says:

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

  17. 17
    rdh Says:

    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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