American Idol judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj are seen onstage during Fox’s “American Idol 2013” Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. / Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES Nicki Minaj is following Mariah Carey out the door on “American Idol.”
The hip-hop diva announced Thursday on Twitter that it is “time to focus on the music.”
Fox and “Idol” producer FremantleMedia say in a statement that they wish her the best.
Minaj became a new judge on the Fox talent competition last year along with Carey and Keith Urban. Minaj and Carey bickered on the show, creating a feud that was uncomfortable for both viewers and contestants.
Carey announced earlier Thursday that she wasn’t coming back to “Idol” so she can focus on her upcoming tour.