NICKI MINAJ Out Of American Idol

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Well this isn’t really a shocker now, is it?  American Idol has been suffering some of it’s worst ratings ever, and Randy Jackson has already been confirmed as not coming back next year.  Rumours have been circulating that none of the judges will be back, and now US Weekly is exclusively reporting that Nicki Minaj is officially out;

“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.”

I don’t know if she had only planned one season, but I’m sure Nicki could see the writing on the wall a long time ago that she wouldn’t be welcome back especially with the dismal ratings the show has been pulling.  It’s too bad because I really liked Keith Urban on the show, but the rest of the judging panel just wasn’t working for me. I will be very interested to see who they bring on for next season.