From The Sound Live:
You probably saw this coming from a mile away but yesterday, reports were made that the Hip Pop Icon Nicki Minaj will be stepping down as an Amercian Idol judge after only one season on the show.
Minaj has been going through all types of scrutiny since accepting the job last summer and feuded with the legendary Mariah Carey on the set of the show and also has been badgered for being ‘Late’ to one episode.
Us Weekly reports:
Another seat at the American Idol judges’ table will soon be up for grabs. On the heels of Randy Jackson’s announcement that he’s leaving the show after 12 seasons — and amid rumors that producers are firing the remaining three panelists — Us Weekly hears that Nicki Minaj will not return to the competition come 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.”