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'Idol' Exodus: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Both Confirm Exit From FOX Show


May 30 2013, Published 6:35 p.m. ET

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The divas have left the building!

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj both confirmed their exits as a judges on American Idol Thursday afternoon, is reporting.

As reported earlier this month, longtime Idol judge Randy Jackson also announced his departure from the show after 12 long years on the panel.

And hot on the heels of a lip synch scandal following her performance during the season's finale, Mariah, 43, retweeted the following message from her publicists at PMK BNC confirming she will no longer appear on the FOX show:

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Nicki confirmed she will be leaving American Idol just moments after Mariah, tweeting:

Nigel Lythgoe

The only judge left from last season is Keith Urban, who has yet to discuss whether he will be back for another season.

There’s a major shakeup in store on Idol with producer Nigel Lythgoe looking to rid all four judges and replace them with a “dream team” that includes Justin Bieber , Pink, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Selena Gomez, exclusively reported.



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