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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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amor825
amor825

In other words, she was fired!

KariCook
KariCook

Wasn't it already confirmed that ALL the judges are gone after this season?

jewels
jewels

The Powers to Be are answered I hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well, maybe LOL

realGary
realGary

Nicki's circle is now complete.

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

Ha! Nick, my latest article was part of Diddy's plan to fool the world into thinking he joined Downton Abbey! I shamelessly helped him prank America!

djfabian
djfabian

Nicki was the only bright spot on that panel....oh well....NEXT!!!

Trey_
Trey_

Dang, I was really hoping Idol would work out for Nicki. Although her feud with Carey and lack of a filter contributed negative moments during her stint - she was a fresh face and opinon and contributed many valuable insights during her time on the show. I'm hoping she will focus getting back to her music roots and churning out a epic, cohesive album.  

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@Mikhail XO I have no intention of winning a Pulitzer.


My eyes are set on the Emmy when I resurrect Smash in 2018. It'll be called Smash: The Re-Smashening, and follow the creation of a musical based on the life of John Wayne Bobbitt. 

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@Trey_ I thought they were going to pair her with Drake after he made that cameo for Candice at Nicki's request.

takakupo
takakupo

There's just no way that people like Drake or Nikki Minaj can work out. They're way too young and a bit too hip and a tad bit too flammable (actually, the latter is the only one who is too flammable. I love her sharpness this season but all the confrontation really was a dour.) to make their mark on something like Idol. Idol is all about Adults telling kids what they need to do to be successful. It's just not a show like "The Voice" or the crazy crumbs of "The X Factor." It literally only works when older people are the judges, they have chemistry and they give the kids good working advice.