All of the American Idol judges performed on Thurdsay night's finale — except for Nicki Minaj.
Life & Style caught up with the "Superbass" songstress after the show, and she explained why she didn't perform.
"I had already committed to the Billboard Awards [airing tomorrow] to perform my single, so I wasn't allowed to perform on Idol and perform on Billboard," she tells Life & Style . "I was also supposed to premiere my 'High School' music video on Idol, but they said it was too risqué."
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Before Candice Glover was crowned this season's victor, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban all took the stage. Former judge Jennifer Lopez, who's rumored to be returning next season, also debuted her new single "Live It Up."
According to reports, neither Mariah nor Nicki will be returning next year. Original judge Randy announced his exit earlier this month. When we asked Nicki about her plans for next season, she merely shrugged and walked away.
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Keith is also not sure if he'll be back.
"All I know is there is talk about it, but no one knows yet," he told Life & Style . "For me, I'm in the studio literally this week and pushing out my album. Putting things together. I hit the road in July."
As Life & Style reported, Nick Cannon had a few words to share regarding rumors that J. Lo would return and replace his wife on the series.
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“My wife is the biggest superstar in the world,” he tells Life & Style. Speaking in the past tense, Nick says of Mariah’s time on the show: “I know she had a wonderful time on Idol."
Will you miss Nicki and Mariah if they don't return? Tell us how you feel in comments!
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