Nicki Minaj is Probably Leaving ‘American Idol’ Too

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Little Ladybugs! Nicki Minaj has some bad news for you: The American Idol judge is likely not returning to the Fox reality hit after Season 12 ends Thursday night, with either Candice Glover or Kree Harrison the recipient of a confetti shower on the Nokia Theatre stage.

According to Us Weekly, a source confirmed to the magazine that “it’s safe to say” Minaj’s tenure is over. “She’s okay with it,” the source says. “She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway.

Although Fox reps declined to comment on the story, it seems quite plausible to any casual Idol viewer. Although Minaj’s brash honesty was a welcome addition to the show, it never seemed that she was fully committed to her role as judge. She was the first person late to an Idol broadcast in 12 seasons, after all.

Minaj’s possible departure comes the week after Randy Jackson confirmed that he’s stepping down from the judges’ table after more than a decade with the show. Previous reports have indicated that the entire panel will be replaced for Season 13, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban have remained mum on their future with the show.

Will you miss Nicki? Should Idol put together a completely new judging panel for next year?

More:
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Randy Jackson Leaving ‘Idol’ Is Not Dope, Y’all
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Before joining the Hollywood.com team as LA News Director, Jean was a contributing editor at Zap2it.com, an associate editor at AOL TV/Huffington Post TV, and wrote about everything from vampires to 'Harry Potter' for MTV News, MTV.com's Hollywood Crush and Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. She would like to think she has found the ideal balance in her consumption of both highbrow and lowbrow entertainment, but the sheer volume of 'House Hunters' and 'Parking Wars' episodes on her DVR would reveal otherwise.

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