Nicki Minaj Not Returning To ‘American Idol’
We recently reported that all the ‘American Idol’ judges were getting the axe and now Nicki Minaj will follow Randy Jackson and leave the show after this season.
Us Weekly is exclusively reporting that Nicki will not return to the show next fall.
“It’s safe to say she isn’t coming back to Idol,” an insider tells Us, adding that the “Roman Holiday” rapper 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.”
The show suffered an all-time low rating this season and apparently Nickiand Mariah’s drama wasn’t enough to re-ignite interest in the show that was the darling of Neilsen ratings.
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hosts New Year's Eve at Pure Nightclub inside Caesar's Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
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poses during an event to celebrate the launch of her new perfume at Myer Sydney City in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
3. Nicki Minaj
attends her "Pink Friday" fragrance launch at Macy's Herald Square in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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arrives at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
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attends Giuseppe Zanotti Boutique in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images for Giuseppe Zanotti)
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performs during the Green Auction: A Bid To Save The Earth at Christie's in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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attends The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
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performs at the BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/FilmMagic)
9. Nicki Minaj
attends the Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
10. Nicki Minaj
attends the Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
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poses in the portrait studio at the iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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arrives at Narita International Airport in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
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arrives at the FOX All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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