Nicki Minaj’s run as a judge on American Idol is about to be over. Reportedly, the YMCMB Barbie‘s first season on the reality talent show will also be her last.
Us Weekly reports:
Another seat at the American Idol judges’ table will soon be up for grabs. On the heels of Randy Jackson‘s announcement that he’s leaving the show after 12 seasons — and amid rumors that producers are firing the remaining three panelists — Us Weekly hears that Nicki Minaj will not return to the competition come fall. “It’s safe to say she isn’t coming back to Idol,” an insider tells Us, adding that the “Roman Holiday” rapper will be focusing on her next album, touring, and endorsements. “She’s okay with it. She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway.”
Minaj joined Idol as a judge in 2012. Even before the new season commenced, there was talk of a rivalry with fellow judge American Idol. The two have been sparring privately and publicly from the start. Although Randy Jackson already announced his departure, the status of Carey and Keith Urban‘s return is still unknown.
Beyoncé Knowles is getting ready to rock New Orleans next Sunday at Super Bowl 47, but she is not coming alone. She will be hitting the stage to reunite, albeit briefly, with Destiny’s Child. According to US Weekly, will perform her hit “Crazy in Love” during a solo set to kick off the show. Midway through the act, she’ll be joined by Rowland, 31, and Williams, 32, to sing a medley of their biggest hits starting with “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Survivor,” and ending with their new track “Nuclear.” It must be nice to be Beyoncé, who has been going through some minor controversy after information was leaked that her performance of the National Anthem at the White House during the Presidential inauguration on January 21st, might have been lip synced. The timing couldn’t have been better, as she has the opportunity to silence a ton of unnecessary critics on one of the biggest performance stages on the entire world. Beyoncé is also prepping her new album, that will be the follow up to her last solo project, 4. “I’ve been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and [The] Dream. We all started in the ’90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us,” she told Gentleman’s Quarterly. Mostly R&B. I always have my Prince and rock/soul influences. There’s a bit of D’Angelo, some ’60s doo-wop. And Aretha and Diana Ross.”