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Nicki Minaj 'to quit American Idol'

2013-05-16 19:17
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Los Angeles - Nicki Minaj is set to quit American Idol after one season.

The Moment For Life singer has reportedly decided not to return to the reality show's judging panel because she wants to focus on her own music career.

A source told "It's safe to say she isn't coming back to Idol. She's okay with it. She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway."

The 30-year-old rapper joined the show alongside fellow new judges Keith Urban and Mariah Carey, and veteran judge Randy Jackson, who recently confirmed he is leaving the show.

It was previously revealed that producers want to see the show return to a three-judge format next season for the first time in five years in a bid to combat the show's declining ratings.

Kevin Reilly, Fox's entertainment chairman, also revealed all of the judges, including Nicki, had been invited back.

Mariah planning to quit

Speculation was rife as to whether Mariah and Nicki would return for a second season after a series of explosive public rows.

Mariah was said to be planning to quit because of their vicious spats.

A source previously said: "Nicki is really disrespecting her, and she's tired of trying to bite her tongue all the time.

"She's done with it all. She doesn't need the platform, and all the drama isn't healthy for her.

"She's also under fire with the producers for not being critical enough of the contestants."

It is not yet known whether Mariah plans to stay on the show now that Nicki has decided to leave. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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