THAT'S ALL FOLKS: Mariah Carey And Nicki Minaj BOTH ANNOUNCE Their DEPARTURE From "American Idol"
Earlier today, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj both used Twitter to announced their departures from "American Idol". Watch the divas bow out gracefully inside...
Following in the footsteps of Randy Jackson, both Mariah Carey and her hip hop rival Nicki Minaj announced that they're leaving "American Idol."
Earlier today, Mariah retweeted an announced from her publicist...
Following her tweet, Fox and producers FremantleMedia and 16 Entertainment released a statement that said:
“Mariah Carey is a true global icon — one of the most accomplished artists on the planet — and we feel extremely fortunate that she was able to bring her wisdom and experience to the American Idol contestants this season. We know she will remain an inspiration to Idol hopefuls for many seasons to come.”
And in what "might" have been a power move to steal Mariah's thunder, a very short while later, Nicki Minaj ALSO announced her departure from the show.
As they did with Mariah, the "AI" producer released a statement praising Nicki's job saying,
“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. Given her extremely busy career, we understand and respect her decision and wish her the best.”
So....it looks like reports about all the judges being fired from the show might have been true! Of course, Nicki and Mariah "kept up appearances" and said they're going back to music....but it really sounds like they were replaced.
We guess Keith Urban's announcement will come tomorrow. Today.....was for the ladies.
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