Nicki Minaj Says Goodbye to ‘American Idol’

Nicki Minaj

Moments after Mariah Carey announced her departure from “American Idol,” Nicki Minaj has also officially confirmed that she is leaving the show.

The platinum rapper took to Twitter to share the news. “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!” tweeted a gracious Nicki.

Producers for the singing competition released a statement confirming her exit. “Nicki Minaj is a superstar who brought a level of honesty and passion to ‘American Idol’ and who had a tremendous positive impact on so many contestants this season,” Fox and “Idol” producers FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment said in a joint statement. “Given her extremely busy career, we understand and respect her decision and wish her the best.”

Nicki has been in New York filming scenes for the revenge comedy The Other Woman starring Cameron Diaz.

She is also working on her third album, which will mark a return to her hip-hop roots. “I’ve just been getting back to that place where I was right before I dropped my first album, which is kill everything,” she told Hot 97 morning host Peter Rosenberg.

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58 Comments

  1. Gob1in

    So all of their contracts were not renewed, yet they act like they chose to leave and not get the sack from the bosses.

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    Crazi Reply:

    @Gob1in, Exactly. All of them got kicked to the curb and got the option to make grandeur statements of “Oh I won’t be returning” LOL Glad I didn’t watch can’t stand that bozo bird minaj

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    Andy Reply:

    @Gob1in, OMG you must be some kind of God to know exactly what happened, don’t you?

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  2. Man fuck all these bitches , I am a polygamist

    So really Nicki could’ve stayed if She wanted .. So much for the “being fired” rumors.

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    truth(im going IIIINNN on this bitch NICKI) Reply:

    @Man fuck all these bitches , I am a polygamist, hoe she was FIRED!!! #DEALBITCH

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  3. GOODBYE BOZO

    The bozo isnt “leaving” she was fired. She can say she was in it for 1season only, but thats a lie, who’d pass up millions if it was offered again? Lol Onika, you’re FIRED.

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    TheQueenIsHere Reply:

    @GOODBYE BOZO, If you read properly what the executives at fox said then you would see she chose to leave. She has a movie and an album coming out. Ain’t nobodeh got time for the show…

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    GOODBYE BOZO Reply:

    @TheQueenIsHere, they can say whatever, shes stupid to pass up those millions. majority hated her on the show, stay mad

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    KING Reply:

    @GOODBYE BOZO, It’s not always about the money and I doubt she wants to be Nicki Minaj from American Idol. When it’s time to move on, its time to move on. As an artist in her prime, she needs to make time for other projects such as film, music, endorsements, touring, etc.

    I’ll will, however, permit your staying mad.

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    GOODBYE BOZO Reply:

    @KING, check you grammar before you try to throw shots. But you’re right about 1 thing, in her “prime” bc shes in her 30s she better get all the $ she can. she isnt getting any younger lol

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    Mrunhateable Reply:

    @GOODBYE BOZO, you realize Mariah and randy aren’t coming back either right? Guess by your logic they are stupid too to pass up millions. Hater please, nicki working on her debut major movie role, prepping 3rd album, clothing line, makeup line, signing artist to her label, and building her empire. While you are the definition of a hater. Nicki is a talented rapper who shat on ur fav and now you stay reaching. Aren’t you tired of rooting for the losing team??

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  4. TheQueenIsHere

    So it was her decision to leave… Shoot them “she was fired” rumors down.

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  5. Suspect

    Dumb asses. Fox/idol can say that ish, but how is she gonna pass up millions for an album that wont make her as much as idol does? Shes dumb

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    Justcoastwitha Reply:

    @Suspect, dumb? Bitches is shooting movies. Bitches have to work on the 3rd album. American Idol was a marketing platform for her career. Clearly

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    k Reply:

    @Suspect, well if putting her fans first makes her d-mb,then i am going to fallow the socalled d-mb @ss as long as possible.

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  6. ShadeNOShade

    Damn.
    “The BEST Judge Since Simon Cowell”. – Yahoo
    “The Best Judge American Idol Has Ever Had” – Rolling Stone
    Going To Miss Her.

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    JustCoastWitHa Reply:

    @ShadeNOShade, Exactly

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    RDK Reply:

    @ShadeNOShade, you i am going to miss her on there.

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  7. Drb

    Her Instagram rant last week gave it all away so why is she bothering with this masquerade?

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    lol yup Reply:

    @Drb, finally some truth, her twitter rant makes this all of this blog about her departure untrue

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    Oh Reply:

    @Drb, Nicki doesnt even have a Instagram

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    Bougiekid Reply:

    @Drb, She doesn’t even have an Instagram.

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    TheTruthSorry Reply:

    @Drb, She don’t have an instagram. Its a fake one lol

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  8. Joseline Hernandez

    thats my bitch.

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  9. you mad

    That instagram rant of hers proves idol wasnt having it with her lol

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    Justcoastwitha Reply:

    @you mad, she doesn’t even have a Instagram

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  10. troof

    they fired everyone.

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    ShadeNOShade Reply:

    @troof, Not True. Learn Your Facts.

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  11. Humz

    It’s like “Oh, Mariah is leaving. If she’s too good for this show and Im still part of it, that means she’s better than me! I must also leave”.

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  12. joe

    I wanted her to stay tbh she was a great judge

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  13. .,

    Lmao they were all CLEARLY fired, but they’re downplaying it

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  14. Justcoastwitha

    If y’all ever thought Nicki Minaj got fired from American Idol, you’d have to be slow. This bitch was the best judge this season.

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    lily Reply:

    @Justcoastwitha, tbh

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Justcoastwitha, OH REALLY? THEN WHY WERE THE RATINGS THIS SEASON, THE LOWEST IN IDOL HISTORY???

    HONEST FACT, PEOPLE IN NYC, LA, & MIAMI & ATL MIGHT LIKE THIS BITCH, BUT THIS SHOWS MAIN DEMOGRAPHIC IS IN OHIO, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA,ETC. THEY JUST DIDN’T LIKE GHETTO ASS.

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    JustCoastWitHa Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, what does Low Ratings have to do with her being the best judge on the panel THIS season? Fact of the matter is..she was never doing a second season. She barely wanted to do this one. Lol

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    channel_PINK Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Nobody cares about Square states.

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    Sushi Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Nobody cares about the pig farming states, redneck -_-

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  15. rico

    ummm did every body forget that idol only gave nicki a contract for 1 season though

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  16. Deidre

    Well, damn. Can we get Paula back at least?

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  17. Yeezus Christ

    fuckable in that pic

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  18. Lanka

    Na na naaaaaa na na naaaaaaa!!! Hey hey goodbye!!!

    Goodridance ho!

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    JustCoastWitHa Reply:

    @Lanka, “Bitches stay pressed .. I call em a Spacebar”

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    TheTruthSorry Reply:

    @JustCoastWitHa, Man she wish a bitch would. 12 Milli in her pocket, she wish a bitch could! lmao

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    JustCoastWitHa Reply:

    @TheTruthSorry, come thruuuuuu lmaoo

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  19. Aura

    The queen bows out gracefully. The girls are SEETHING because they wanted so bad for Nicki to be “fired” or “dropped” but the fact that she walked away has ya’ll gagging.

    The shade really is, she’s going to work on album 3 meanwhile your favorite bitch has YET to drop.

    SEETHE.

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    gg Reply:

    @Aura, But…this gon flop just like roman reloaded and the reup. And she can play it off all she wants she got fired…no way they were gonna keep her on the show When ppl were making petitions and the ratings were the lowest ever and she was going on moronic Twitter rants…they were being nice to her…sorry

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    Speechless Reply:

    @Aura, She was fired. Deal with it.

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    Oh Reply:

    @Speechless,You can’t FIRE someone who has only signed to do a one season contract that was already aired. Idiots. If she was fired they would have said so and the producer Nigel even asked Nicki to join season 13 check your shit you dumb ass

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  20. Real life

    She is no queen y’all nicki stands need to go to bed school in the am smh

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    gg Reply:

    @Real life, True. She fading anyway.

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    opd2 Reply:

    @gg, keep wishing.

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  21. John

    You nick stands need a life hating on other artist just to make your fav look good that’s not a good look

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  22. gg

    Bye Bye SuitcaseMinaj!

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  23. TheTruthSorry

    Nicki Definitely wasn’t fired. Youtube: TMZ justin, Nicki, Nygiel. Nygiel is the producer. He said by him, Nicki would be on the show. So therefore Nicki walked away.

    But all honesty I think Nicki on that panel for Next Season. IDK why Nicki & the producers lying to y’all mfs lol. Well actually I do know. Everyone knows Nicki likes to surprise people and prove them wrong.

    Nicki still has one song she wants to drop as a single on the RE-UP & if you “barbs” can’t put two & two together to figure which song, then your slow!

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  24. THEDON

    Whattt!!!!? Even though I am not a big fan of her, she was a good judge.. probably better than Mariah.

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  25. opd2

    nicki did her thing i will be missing her.

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  26. Rowless Rosiee2

    I think Nicki Knew she that she gonna leave the show plus she is happy to leave the Show and she have other things to do plus heard that she’s working on her 3 album as well

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  27. Facts Are Facts....

    “The BEST Judge Since Simon Cowell”. – Yahoo
    “The Best Judge American Idol Has Ever Had” – Rolling Stone

    Oh. Is this reason why you really mad? Undisputed, hailing all the way from Trinidad. Nicki’s reign just won’t let up. If anything it’s getting stronger. Some of your faves have been promising new material since the beginning of time and guess what? It still hasn’t came to fruition. When they albums gon’ drop? Chickens never could say, yet this girl is 2 1/2 albums in and has dropped 4 of the most acclaimed mixtapes in the last couple of years. Get real. Y’all won’t let her be great. Even when she recently acknowledged Kim as one of her influences she still got flack. She’s not going anywhere, people.

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