After the announcement that longtime judge Randy Jackson is leaving Fox’s "American Idol," singer and rapper Nicki Minaj is also planning to depart, reports US Weekly.
Minaj will be focusing on her next album, touring and her endorsements, with a source close to her saying that she had planned all along to judge on the show for only one season.
Minaj joined the series last year, along with fellow judges Keith Urban and Mariah Carey. Despite an ongoing feud between Minaj and Carey, ratings for the show sank this season.
Carey hasn’t yet made her plans clear, while Urban has also been quiet about whether he will return.
As previously reported, the show is said to be replacing all four judges, along with longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe, because of the show’s ratings slump.