Nicki Minaj Leaves 'American Idol'


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Nicki Minaj has quit 'American Idol'.

The hip-hop artist made the announcement on Twitter this evening,

Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!
View attachment 2381 Minaj's exit comes just one year after she started. Her time on the show was quite tumultuous, bickering with Mariah Carey which often created an atmosphere that was uncomfortable with viewers.

The American Idol franchise seems to be in somewhat of a limbo these days, following a trifecta of departures Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, and now Nicki Minaj.