Nicki Minaj Not Returning to Idol, Responds to Exit Rumors

The rumors are true, Nicki Minaj will not return for next season's American Idol. What's not true are the rumors the the Young Money rapper was ready to ditch the reality show. Asked by E!'s Ryan Seacrest if she would return for the thirteenth season, Minaj gave an unclear answer.

"That's a million-dollar question," she laughs. "I have to say this all the time, but I want people to know it's genuinely from my heart. I love the people on Idol. I genuinely do. If I had to do this all over again, I would have done Idol. Because it's fun, it's laughs. It's kind of sad that what people read all the time is only when something is negative. But they don't realize that we built a family. I feel happy here and I have to thank them for giving me this chance. They could have picked anyone in the world. And they picked me. So that's all I'll say about that."

There you have it!

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