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Nicki Minaj leaving ‘American Idol’

Credit: FOX

Credit: FOX

An exclusive from the Foregone Conclusions Department:

Us Weekly is reporting that Nicki Minaj is leaving American Idol after this season. It’s still not entirely confirmed just yet, prompting our own Joe Tranchina to opt instead to wait for confirmation before putting up this story, since he’s actually a reporter who’s good at what he does. I, however, am far more reckless about my reportage, so let’s get to speculating! Because, really, if you can’t trust Us Weekly (your go-to source for confirmation that The Bachelor’s relationship didn’t exactly pan out), then I don’t know who the hell you possibly can trust in this shiftless world.

“It’s safe to say she isn’t coming back to Idol,” an insider told the publication, stating that Minaj will be focusing on her next album, touring, and endorsements. “She’s okay with it. She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway.”

And it’s for the better, really, since the feud with fellow judge Mariah Carey has been one of the more obnoxious elements of the season, with Minaj blasting the singer as “insecure” and “bitter” following a heated disagreement on the May 1 episode of Idol.

Carey has yet to comment on her future with the reality singing competition series, but her husband, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, has been vocal in his belief that it’s unlikely his wife will return for the reality show’s 13th season.

Also mum on his status with the show is Keith Urban, who has yet to state his intentions regarding a second season on the judging panel. Of course, the judges for season 13 could be the California Raisins and Toad the Wet Sprocket for all I care, Randy Jackson is gone!

Via: Us Weekly

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