Randy Jackson Leaving American Idol
6:05 pm, May 9th, 2013
Randy Jackson, the last original judge on “American Idol,” is leaving the show at the end of this season.
“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” he said in a statement.
“I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry,” said Jackson, adding, “It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”
It’s been rumored that “American Idol” plans to clean house at the end of Season 12 and also replace Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban.
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