Randy Jackson — I’M LEAVING ‘AMERICAN IDOL’

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The Dawg is putting his “American Idol” career to sleep — Randy Jackson just announced he”s leaving the show for good at the end of the season.

Jackson — who”s been with the show from the very beginning — just released a statement saying, “Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on “American Idol” I have decided it is time to leave after this season.”

Randy continued, “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It”s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”

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