Report: Nicki Minaj Leaving "American Idol"

Report: Nicki Minaj Leaving

With fellow judge and “American Idol” fixture Randy Jackson announcing his departure from the musical talent show earlier this month, a source says Nicki Minaj will be heading off in the sunset after the current season is finished.

According to a report by US Weekly on Wednesday (May 15), the “Roman Holiday” rapper will instead be working on a new album and some endorsement deals she has lined up.

Rumors have swirled lately about the fate of the judging panel on the show, with most saying FOX will fire the remaining judges to revamp the once top- rated show.

A source told the magazine of the outspoken Ms. Minaj”s probable departure, “She”s okay with it. She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway.”