Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey Officially Leaving 'American Idol'

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After just one season as feuding judges on the hit Fox series, both Nicki and Mariah confirm they won't be coming back to the show next season
American Idol JudgesIt's the final curtain call for Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on American Idol.

After just one season as judges that infamously feuded on the hit Fox series, both Nicki and Mariah have confirmed they won't be returning next season.

So are the ladies mad that they haven't been asked back? It seems that there's no hard feelings.

"Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!" Nicki Tweeted yesterday.

Mariah also broke the news on Twitter, sharing her rep's Tweet which said: "W/ global success of "#Beautiful" (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol."

Randy Jackson, the only original judge on the show, had already announced he won't return as well. Keith Urban is the only judge who could possibly come back.

Will you miss Nicki and Mimi on the show?


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