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It seems Nicki Minaj's latest offering to her Barbs was just a little too inappropriate for family-friendly "American Idol."
The co-judge and rapper told reporters after Thursday's season 12 finale that she was supposed to premiere the music video for her new single "High School," featuring Lil Wayne," on the FOX singing contest series. Current and past "American Idol" judges, including Mariah Carey and former cast member Jennifer Lopez, have often promoted their music on the show.
"American Idol" may be losing another judge -- according to a new report.
Nicki Minaj, one of the talent competition show's newest judges, is reportedly set to depart from the FOX series after the current season, according to a May 15 report by Us Weekly.
Randy Jackson is exiting "American Idol" after 12 seasons, according to a statement Jackson gave to E! News on Thursday, May 9.
"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," the 56-year-old told the entertainment news outlet. "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."
Former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi, who welcomed her first child in January, has revealed that she had a hysterectomy after she found out she carries the BRCA2 gene mutation, which is linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
The 42-year-old songwriter also told People magazine, which carried the report on Tuesday, April 30, that she suffered a miscarriage while she was on "American Idol." DioGuardi, who left the show in 2010, and husband Mike McCuddy welcomed a son, Greyson, via a gestational surrogate in January.
Nicki Minaj, one of the most outspoken and literally the most colorful-looking judge "America Idol" has ever had, ditched her bright makeup in favor of a nude look for her cover photo for ELLE magazine's April 2013 issue.
Gone are the thick, bangs-skimming eyelashes, the poker-straight bright hair and candy-colored lips. Minaj, who changes her look constantly, has undergone a "make-under" -- she sports a neutral lip tone, little to no mascara and slightly messy, wavy bleached hair with dark roots as she gives a smoldering stare. She also shows cleavage in a black leather Tom Ford jacket zipped down past her chest.