Nicki Minaj could be the next judge to exit “American Idol” after Season 12. Sources told Us Weekly, “It’s safe to say she isn’t coming back to ‘Idol.’”
It was a tumultuous stay for Nicki, who butted heads with fellow judge Mariah Carey, who told Barbara Walters she was concerned for her safety after Minaj allegedly said, “If I had a gun I would shoot that b**ch!”
Last week, longtime panelist Randy Jackson announced he was leaving the singing competition. He told “Extra” in a statement, "Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on ‘American Idol’ I have decided it is time to leave after this season.”
He continued, “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It's been a life changing opportunity, but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures."