Weigh In: Nicki Minaj Reportedly Set To Leave ‘American Idol’ / Should She Go?

Published: Wednesday 15th May 2013 by Rashad

As has been swarming the net since earlier today, ‘Va Va Voom’ vixen Nicki Minaj is reportedly the next judge aboard ‘American Idol’s judging panel to bid the show adieu – following the lead of veteran judge Randy Jackson.

What started off as a testament to the diva’s growing star power quickly turned sour as she fended herself from blame by a number of the show’s devoted fans for its decline in viewership since news of her inclusion.

Indeed, from the very start her tenure on the reality singing competition has been rocked with criticisms, beginning with that epic diva showdown with fellow judge/pop icon Mariah Carey

The incident brought with it what many believed would be heightened buzz for the show’s 12th season, but as quickly as the hype hit a feverish pitch, it declined.  Even with three of music’s top acts occupying seats at the judging table, the show toppled with its worst ratings ever – consistently losing battles to NBC’s ‘The Voice’.

As its close nears, US Weekly reports the ‘Pink Friday’ performer is packing her bags after just one season.  The news was greeted with mix review, but – if reports are to be believed – most are on the “Minaj Exit” bandwagon.

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  1. HoneychildPlease May 15, 2013

    B**** you got fired!1

    • Trev May 15, 2013

      actually…she was welcomed back….i wish she chose to stay one more year but i guess she thinks it’s too time consuming

    • DeezNUTS S**** May 15, 2013

      When asked whether Minaj was welcome back for another round, Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe — addressing a TMZ videographer on his way into a Malibu restaurant over the weekend — declared: “By me, she certainly will be!”

      -Nigel Lythgoe: “NIcki Minaj is one of the best judges I’ve ever worked with.”

      In other words, Drink bleach.

      • Nicken May 16, 2013

        Lmaoooo!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!!!
        Slay her with official quotes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Ste’vone May 16, 2013

        u some of the dum-est stans i have ever herd of thats what u call good pr that b**** nikki wanted to come back she said in her last interview, please her ass got fire deal with it.lol……..i was wondering why she was looking so sad last night……………..

    • Still I Rise May 15, 2013

      I doubt she got fired seeing as tho she was the best judge since Simon. I don’t care if Nicki returns or not. I think I speak for YOU and most of the season 12 viewers when I say I only tuned in for Nicki anyway. I hadn’t watched idol since Fantasia won and neither had YOU. LOL If Nicki leaves idol I won’t be watching and neither will YOU so stop frontin.

      • Malaysia May 16, 2013

        Child she got fired just like Nigel did because they are revamping the whole show.None of the judges were being asked back.

      • FAF May 16, 2013

        LMAO @ Deeznuts

    • lexi May 16, 2013

      I think everyone got fired. American idol is over when it comes to be the biggest competition show. The voice and even X factor, minus Britney is better.

    • bravo!!! May 17, 2013

      Nicki truly deserve the Gag Award on Fashion Queens, because she tried to upset Mariah Carey with the rumor of J.Lo replacing her and we all know Idol fired Randy and Nicki. Even more of a gag we havent heard anthing about Mariah Carey leaving…The GaGAward goes to Nick Minaj!!! Atleast Idol allowing them to save face…Seacrest Out!!

  2. Heauxsitdown May 15, 2013

    Honestly, who cares? That show is PLAYED!!!!

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 16, 2013

      I drug this h** so bad when EYE broke the news here on tgj(bcus sam wouldnt) ill just sit this one out. That b**** done honey.

  3. danbfly May 15, 2013

    Bye b****!

  4. Get O-U-T May 15, 2013

    Yes. Get the hell out. GET OUT!! You never should of been there in the first place. Most of us don’t want to see or hear any more of Nicki than we have to. Please get that heifer ‘off the stage’.

  5. Hive May 15, 2013

    Bahahahahahahahahaha dumb b**** u got FIRED

    • Lovebird May 15, 2013

      How is Beyonce’s snippet album coming along? Has it got a release date yet??


    Yes. Get her ratchet ass the f*** up outta there. bring back Jho, she’s the best female judge the show ever had

    • Hive May 15, 2013

      Bahahahahahahahahaha yaaaaaaas im so happy nicki fans bout to come for yo fav tho.

    • DeezNUTS S**** May 15, 2013

      B****..aint you tired of being Dragged yet?! LMFAO

      • FAF May 16, 2013

        Mariahs BEEN OUT!! LMAOOOOOOOooooooooooo Are u serious ?!?!

  7. Hive May 15, 2013

    Dead she know she got fired the show no longer wants to be associated with her ghetto fake ass….

    • Nicken May 16, 2013

      N O, hating ass h*** such as yourself want her to be fired. This is all rumors and speculation.
      Continue to seethe at the fact that you might not get 2 tune in 2 see Nicki slay your 1986 black and white —>

  8. Lovebird May 15, 2013

    I like Nicki Minaj but let’s keep it 100%, she got fired. Having said that, it’s not like she needed the show in the first place, she lost an amply opportunity to promote PF:RR The Re-up and wasted time on a dying brand (American Idol).

    From here on out, the only place her career can go is up if she plays her cards right. Cannot wait for The Pink Print.

    • Lovebird May 15, 2013


    • Qu3_pid May 15, 2013


  9. rachel marron May 15, 2013

    who cares?? IDOL is done. the producers are in denial and they wanna blame the judges but the truth is people just dont care about the show anymore.

  10. DeezNUTS S**** May 15, 2013

    *sets up a f****** tent on you h*** and starts a fire to throw your wigs in after I SNATCH you h*** Bald*


    Yall got Randy “why the f*** am I here again” Jackson and Mariah “shaped like a brick/Personality like a brick/non articulate” Scarey on the panel and yall HAPPY MINAJ >might< be leaving.???

    Yall want NIcki Minaj to leave the "Nicki Minaj Show?". NICKI MAAAAAAADE THAT SHOW! CHillllllllle. Drink 5 of ANYTHING that will cause you pain!!! 🙂


      Lies detected in abundance…..

      How can it be “the nicki minaj show” if it aired years before her flop ass came on the scene?

      • DeezNUTS S**** May 15, 2013

        Because >B****< nicki minaj WAS the SHOW on THIS season.

        BORING ass F****** and that shaky ass hand couldnt distract from Nicki's charm and effortless critiques!

        YOU dont respond to me first of all. Play your role and keep it TF moving. 🙂

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 16, 2013

        Wow, so I ask you one question and got you riled up like that?Lol, Slayriah got these musky b****** pressed for days…

        And what “flawless” critiques are you speaking of? You mean like the one where she told those guys to get off the stage?

        The funny thing is that all of those contestants that Nicki is trying to give vocal advice (can’t even say that with a straight face) to have more talent than her.

        You cannot stop me from replying to comments. If you have a problem then get the f*** up off this site and go elsewhere.

        Anyway, Mariah will exit with her $18 million like the boss diva she is and still be praised as a legend while Nicki will exit with $12 million and still be looked @ as the gimmick of the music industry.

        #Goodnight. Love you.

      • DeezNUTS S**** May 16, 2013

        *blank stare*

      • Ste’vone May 16, 2013

        dry b**** shut the f*** up how u fire the best judge, that b**** did’nt want to take a seat SO IDOL SEATED THAT B**** OUTSIDE…….LOL……B**** GOT BOOOOOOPED……..

    • Qu3_pid May 15, 2013

      I agree 100% …Mariah was the worst judge up there. She acted like a f****** airhead. Randy should stay but he’s long over due as well… Keith was refreshing. Nicki made the show, best damn HONEST judge up there.

    • veo99 May 16, 2013

      Can Icki say £500 million??? I think not!!! Still a HUGEEEE mountain to climb – being back on idol or releasing wack albums will NEVER get her there!!! So Deal!!!

  11. mariah carey mothered you h***… May 15, 2013

    Good bye! What a waste of 8 million dollars…

    • DeezNUTS S**** May 15, 2013

      12 million b****. You better get them numbers right.

      But what else can I expect from a F****** fan..yo fave cant even count her calories. 🙁

      • Pon_De May 16, 2013

        Gurl you just shaded yourself and don’t even know it! Nicki ain’t on no charts, ain’t on nobody’s tour, aint’t sold nan item from her tacky KMART line but you telling me she willingly quit a job paying 12 milli a year for 2 hours of work per week??? GTFOWTBS! She got fired boo. It’s ok. Ain’t no shame. As a certified hood rat I’m sure it’s not her first time….

      • DeezNUTS S**** May 16, 2013

        Uninformed h*** dont talk to me.

        Nicki has 3 singles on billboard right now, Just ended her second worldwide tour, and Her Clothing Line HASNT EVEN LAUCHED YET.

        PLUS Nicki just started filming for her movie, just launched Myx Moscato, BEATS Pink Pill, an Pink Friday Fragrance and is launching 2 more soon.

        But if it makes you feel better we can say she got fired…. I honestly dont give A f***. Neither does she.

      • Pon_De May 16, 2013

        She’s anchoring the Hot 100 with one flop and featured yet again on someone else’s song. Wrapped a 17 city tour OVERSEAS (reading is fundamental) and sold her name to a branding company/will be splitting meager checks left, right, up, down and around for the products her low income fans manage to buy and not boost. But, she willingly walked away from a $12 million paycheck and weekly national exposure on American Idol?? Lord in heaven…help these kids understand economics and public relations…

      • Ste’vone May 16, 2013


      • FAF May 16, 2013

        I hope y’all aint beyonce fans

        bc didn’t pepsi say the struggle was real to move those cans off shelves? LOL

        Are we forgetting about the perfume, the 2 mac lipstics (TOP SELLERS), the Kmart line has not even come out YET… I know you anticipating the queen, broke A*** f****t

  12. just sayin May 15, 2013


    • DeezNUTS S**** May 15, 2013

      YET YOU COMMENTED!?!?!?! 🙁

  13. Ken May 15, 2013

    I thought this was abt nicki but bey and her music stays on ur mind

  14. DOSSOME May 15, 2013

    In other news #BEAUTIFUL is number 24 on the Hot 100,#2 on the RnB Chart and #7 on the Hip hop/RnB chart…Mariah better leave this tired show and go back to winning,as for nicki,good luck,hopefully another talent show will need a mascot


      Dead @ mascot.

      • DeezNUTS S**** May 16, 2013

        Dead @ go back to winning!

        She should def go back to being Triumphant….lmfao

      • DOSSOME May 16, 2013

        B**** bye…she’s TRIUMPHANT at no.24 on the hot 100 while KMART queen is #167 on itunes

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 16, 2013

        It’s funny how you shade triumphant when it’s better quality music than starshits and beez in the flop.

      • FAF May 16, 2013

        Nicki has 44 billboard entries, are we forgetting 10 top tens in 3 yrs ?

        LMAO Pigriah has one song thats MIguel FEATURING her fat ass & y’all poppen s*** .

        Lets see how well the album do – will it be certified platinum in 7, 8, or 9 yrs ? 😆


    This show is not for wild animals with zero self control. I’ll never forget how she told those two guys to “get off the stage!” It was so rude and unnecessary. Her fans seem to think that her so called “honesty” is what makes her the best judge but a lot of the things she said were just rude and that s*** can break someone’s confidence. Not trying to say she should dress up what she says but critique doesn’t have to be harsh like the way Garbaj, Simon, and sometimes Randy does it.

    They should keep keith. Mariah will be busy busy so I hope she doesn’t go back on that dying show, randy already confirmed his exit and they certainly need to fire that nasty Nicki child.

    • DeezNUTS S**** May 15, 2013

      Are you f****** serious!?! First of All Nicki was just joking!

      Second of all GO BACK AND LISTEN TO SIMON’s Harshest Critiques:

      “If you sung like this 2,000 years ago, people would’ve stoned you.”- Simon Cowell

      “Your mouth is far too big when you sing. It’s like looking into a cave. I’ve never seen anything so huge in my life. Absolutely terrible.” – Simon Cowell

      “You look a little odd, your dancing is terrible, the singing was horrendous, and you look like one of those creatures that live in the jungle with the massive eyes. What are they called? Bush babies.” -Simon Cowell

      Please stop acting like that moment was so horrible. ITs NOT that serious. If NIcki said ANYTHING like what SImon said you would say h** rude and unnecessary she is. F*** you s***! 😀

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 16, 2013


        Nope. I was watching and it was no joke. I saw Lazaro’s face and he did not look happy.

        Anyway, let’s be nice to each other (if you can) for once and tell me who u want to win idol or who you think deserves it more. I loved angie but Candice was very consistent, confident and delivered great performances week after week. Hence, I believe she deserves it. I think candice and kree are both great though…

      • DeezNUTS S**** May 16, 2013

        Joking! You can see Nicki laughing afterwards. And I am a STAN and if Nicki was serious she would have been stone faced! Lazaro didnt look happy because hes the one that ruined the performace because he didnt know the lyrics.

        Oh and Candice should win. She came for blood tonight and while Kree sounded good, I dont think she went hard enough. Candice’s vocals are far superior. I love Kree though. Candice for the win.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 16, 2013

        Wow. So you and I agree that candice should win. I can’t believe we actually agreed on something. We practically just made history. SMH.

        Nicki still a pinocchio nose looking flop though.

        Ok. Really… goodnight!

  16. JER May 15, 2013

    BYE B****

  17. Queen barb May 16, 2013

    Dont forget Whaleriah will be exiting that b**** aswell… Nicki is better than that show they didnt deserve her for another season unless they were trying to give her 22million next year…..

    • DOSSOME May 16, 2013

      22 million????yeah right..considering her tour hasn’t grossed s***,she can’t get a regular vogue cover..hmmm,well at least whaleriah still earns 25million of royalties alone,so she’ll be fine

      • Nicken May 16, 2013

        DEAD @ you TRYING 2 use her not being on ‘regular vogue’ as a read!! T*** Vogue is a direct extension of ‘regular vogue’ and is as equally prestigious. they show YOUNG, HIP, POPULAR, and FRESH talent on the cover, ALL of which Nicki is. Your fave does not even have a cover and is struggling for weight loss endorsements
        Stay mad @ the fact of blimpriah being slayed for the gawds by JHud with them weight loss commercials

  18. DeezNUTS S**** May 16, 2013

    “If you sung like this 2,000 years ago, people would’ve stoned you.”- Simon Cowell

    “Your mouth is far too big when you sing. It’s like looking into a cave. I’ve never seen anything so huge in my life. Absolutely terrible.” – Simon Cowell

    “You look a little odd, your dancing is terrible, the singing was horrendous, and you look like one of those creatures that live in the jungle with the massive eyes. What are they called? Bush babies.” -Simon Cowell


    “Get off the stage”- Nicki Minaj

    “F****** OLE EVIL B****. HOW RUDE!!! HOW CAN SHE SAY THAT?!?” Get the f*** outta here!!!!

  19. Back 2 J May 16, 2013

    So American Idol fans are blaming Nicki Minaj for decline ratings? How can one person out of the whole panel turn people away? I thought it was a singing competition about unknown singers getting the chance of a lifetime, not about what celebrities are judging on the panel…who the hell cares it’s not about them anyways, it’s about the contestants…that’s why it’s called American Idol, not Celebrity Idol.

    • Queen barb May 16, 2013

      We all know Mariah & Keith are the reason why ratings declined.

    • DeezNUTS S**** May 16, 2013

      The ratings deline every year though. Every season Idol hits a “new all time ratings low” So now when Nicki is involved all of a sudden its her fault? smh

  20. TeamEveandMissy May 16, 2013

    Bawhahahahaha this horse tooth b**** got fired. Nicki your fired (in my Donald trump voice) the struggle….. b****** can’t keep their jobs.

    • DeezNUTS S**** May 16, 2013

      Not when your fav cant even keep her career! 🙁 lmfao

      Eve shouldve kept her Lips LOCKED because she is Flopping so hard right now. 🙁

    • Nicken May 16, 2013

      Gwarrl, you WILL NOT be sent for when you rock with b****** that don’t even have a job to get fired from. Did ANY of Eve’s singles come within 300 spots of the Hot 100?????

  21. Chris May 16, 2013

    I hope she isn’t asked to come back. One of the things I’ve always loved at idol is that it’s all about the contestants/talent and not the judges. I feel that nicki’s presence on the panel defiantly distracted from the contestants and her sly digs at Mariah were unnecessary. I’d never have said this before this season but I’m defiantly team mariah

    • Nicken May 16, 2013

      Hunty, puuuhhhhhhlease!
      Thanks for admitting that Nicki’s presence effortlessly and innately TOOK OVER THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      ..and if you’re #teampariah then you KNOW who the REAL sly shading 1 is —>
      Don’t try it with Nicki miss qwarrl

  22. Baby Blanco May 16, 2013

    Good Riddance she’s TRASH!

  23. XtinaaLovee May 16, 2013

    The show is a sinking ship just cancel the show already.

    Its all about the VOICE baby.

    • DeezNUTS S**** May 16, 2013

      The Voice on May 8th: 8.92 Million Viewers
      American Idol on May 8th: 11.11 Million Viewers.

      How is this sinking ship still pulling in more viewers than the new shows? 🙁

  24. King Kim>Nicki May 16, 2013

    Looks like EVERYONES happy she wont be back lol hahahaha….

    • Nicken May 16, 2013

      You’re just happy bc you’re tired of seeing Nicki slay your faves entire career by doing nothing but sit on a panel and hand critiques.
      Was Krim ever on tv other than when she was finna go to the slammer to have 20 dikes gangbang her ass or showing her saggy, spoiled milk sack???

    • k May 16, 2013

      wishing for Nicki,s down fall,won’t bring back that,carcass lil kim.

  25. Chris May 16, 2013

    Nicki Minaj made a mockery out of this show.
    How can her delusional supporters declare her the best judge, and she gave no substantial “voical” advice!
    Mariah Carey is a singer so her critiquing had more of a mentoring approach compared to Nicki, who was just being a spectacle because she had no “helpful” advice to give.

    • DeezNUTS S**** May 16, 2013

      You are entitled to your opinion BUT:
      Ellen is not a singer, Simon is not a singer, Randy is not a singer. Paula can hardly sing. Does that mean that their critiques holds no weight? b/c thats what I feel you are hinting at.

      Nicki Minaj gave good CONCISE critiques which Mariah struggled with. Nicki wasnt afraid to get boo’d and was straight forward. Nicki was the only judge to joke around and connect with the contestants. Nicki livened the show. Nicki commented on their style and encouraged the contestants to stay true to their style and connect with the audience.

      Mariah was not a mentor. She rambled, is not articulate, and is just not a good judge I’m sorry. lmfao

      • Pon_De May 16, 2013

        Please show receipts of ONE contestant talking about Nicki mentoring or connecting with them because we can pull out a drawer from nearly every contestant this season who has said it is Mariah and Keith that have mentored, encouraged, and supported them the most. Nicki was too busy being bitter about Curtis and getting in twitter feuds with Devin….

  26. King Kim>Nicki May 16, 2013

    Uglier flop version of Kim is done r.i.p your ass bearly chart anymore American idol was all you had awwwz your career is ending so fast

    • Nicken May 16, 2013

      But sis, WHERE is KIM on the CHARTS??!?!?!?!? Kim-sans career was LONG over!!!!!!!
      Don’t throw stones when your fave’s face is made remoldable glass —->

  27. ghassane ghf May 16, 2013

    they fired everybody this season

  28. Bow Down May 16, 2013

    Bye donkey

  29. DOSSOME May 16, 2013

    So rumours flying around that DIDDY,SELENA GOMEZ and BIEBER are being considered for next years’ panel……if this is true,RIP American Idol..

    • Britney Stan May 16, 2013

      The show died when they added Nicki as a judge.

      • Chile Please!!! May 16, 2013

        @ Britney Stan….Yes b****! So true! LMAO!

  30. Britney Stan May 16, 2013

    Nicki songs have been flopping left to right she needs idol

  31. Cici Slaaaays May 16, 2013

    She wont be missed

  32. Mimi Carey May 16, 2013


  33. thugplaya56 May 16, 2013

    In the words of Porsha Stewart…BYE ASHY…#Beautiful

  34. jason May 16, 2013


    I just love how Mariah has said NOTHING and will wait until the show is finished to say anything!

    She has showed respect for the show and whilst I don’t think she was comfortable criticizing people early on I think the became a better judge as the season went along and was the one who gave actual singing critiques!

  35. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! May 16, 2013

    Kree might not win tonight, but she’ll have a career I’m sure!

  36. HOWYOULIKEIT May 16, 2013

    OUTTA HERE B****!!!!!!!!

  37. fv May 16, 2013

    she can’t sing, she better go. i honestly don’t know why they invited someone who doesn’t know how to sing to be a judge.

  38. Chile Please!!! May 16, 2013

    I’m still trying to figure out how the fawk she was able to be a judge on American Idol period!! I tell you…times has really changed, rappers wanna be singers….singers wanna be rappers. This b**** was soooooooo annoying, I tried to watch it but she made me want to snatch her ass through the T.V. & beat the Stink Friday out of her. I see it’s not about who’s talented, it’s about who’s hot & popping right now. SMH!

  39. Princess Pocket May 16, 2013

    These f****** that run this blog have rigged the voting poll. You can only select “No. Nicki Don’t Go!” Lmao. Suckers.

  40. Gabriel May 16, 2013

    American Idol alredy gave what it had to give.
    They discover great talentes, great voices, but nothing amazing.
    Carrie Underwood was the last great singer who came from AI.
    The problem isn’t Minaj (who was the funniest judge there), Mariah (who didn’t added nothing to the show; at most of the times I even though she was dead), but the whole music industry that don’t have artists that do what they want. I feel that they’re trying to change this. Thank God it seems Rihanna is going to take a time off, ’cause I can’t stand the same microwave eletropop she makes. I think Beyoncé, Mariah are bringing R&B back for our happiness! The R&B artists are doing music to sell, doing eletronic-pop and this is sad… I feel really happy when I see Akicia Keys not selling millions of albums but doing great music, somethins she belives, something people aren’t doing, and I don’t care if A-Keys are seelling millions of records, but I didn’t listened such a great female album since “4” by Beyoncé. So the problem is, the proble is American Idol is a show that makes me tired to watch uintil the end, and don’t think people won’t get bored with X-Factor or The Voice, it’s just a matter of time… Little time.

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