With Fox’s ‘American Idol’ pulling in some of the lowest ratings of its run, it’s no surprise that guests host don’t stay on very long. Both Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have announced that they will be leaving the show.
Mariah Carey has a little bit more lined up at the moment, the singer has already made plans to go on tour. Her company stated on Twitter, “W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol”
Minaj also took to Twitter to announce that she is leaving the show stating, ““Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience!” Minaj wrote on Twitter. “Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”
Fox and FremantleMedia said in a statement to the press, “Nicki Minaj is a superstar who brought a level of honesty and passion to “American Idol” and who had a tremendous positive impact on so many contestants this season.” The group later added, “Given her extremely busy career, we understand and respect her decision and wish her the best.”