It’s Official! Mariah Carey Leaving American Idol

Originally posted on TVLine:

AmericanIdol_Mariah_Nicki_Exit_DWDon’t expect Mariah Carey to dedicate her next performance of “We Belong Together” to the folks at American Idol. The Grammy-winning diva confirmed via Twitter on Thursday the widely rumored notion that she will not return for Season 13 of Fox’s reality singing competition.

Additionally, the network announced that fellow judge Nicki Minaj is exiting The House That Kelly Clarkson Built, as well.

“W/ global success of ‘#Beautiful’ (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol,” read a message from Carey’s publicists PMK-BNC, that the singer retweeted shortly thereafter.

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“Mariah Carey is a true global icon — one of the most accomplished artists on the planet — and we feel extremely fortunate that she was able to…

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