Los Angeles: Singers Nicky Minaj and Mariah Carey
have quit as judges of TV show American Idol. Carey, 43, has
quit the show in order to undertake a world tour following the
success of her latest single 'Beautiful', and Minaj, 30, also wants
to focus on her music and confirmed her first season on the show
will also be her last, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Mariah Carey retweeted a message from her PR representatives,
which read, "W/ global success of "#Beautiful" @MariahCarey
confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol
Nicky Minaj also took to her Twitter account to make the
announcement. She tweeted, "Thank you American Idol for a
life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to
focus on the Music! Mmmuuuaahhh!"
Along with the tour, Carey has a number of other projects this
year. "The rest of this year is jam-packed with Carey putting the
finishing touches on her much anticipated forthcoming album,
headlining the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and
appearing in Lee Daniels's 'The Butler', opening in August," her
representative told People magazine.