While folks are focused on the drama surrounding Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, it was announced that Randy Jackson – who has been with the show for 12 years is leaving. Here is his statement:
“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” he says. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”
The rumor mill is also saying that Fox will fire all of the remaining judges after this season as well.