Nicki and Mariah both leaving ‘American Idol’
Nicki Minaj won’t be back for another season of “American Idol” and neither will Mariah Carey. The on-screen rivals have both decided that one cycle of the reality competition is enough for them, and each have announced their exits from the show.
PMK-BNC confirmed reports that Mariah is hitting the road for her first world tour in nearly seven years and her departure from “American Idol” in less than 140 characters, stating Thursday on Twitter , “W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol.” Mariah re-tweeted the announcement to all of her followers.
Hours later, Nicki tweeted, “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”