Randy Jackson Steps Down As American Idol Judge + “Idol” Execs Hope For Drama Between Nicki & Mariah



Hit reality music show, “American Idol” is saying good by to their veteran judge Randy Jackson after 11 seasons.

The popular judge has resigned, but will allegedly remain on the series as a “mentor” while producers plan for Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey to duke it out…

According to TMZ, Nicki Minaj’s sign-on deal is 99 percent complete, but not a “sure thing.”

According to reports, Mariah Carey who was recently added to the “Idol” lineup,  “isn’t a fan” of Minaj even though they collaborated before on the song “Up Out My Face.”

Not surprisingly, American Idol producers are anxious for Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey to butt heads at the judges table.

Page Six explains:

We’re told “Idol” execs want to announce Minaj as a judge as soon as possible, before the auditions start filming in the next week or two. Sources say producers “want to see that drama between Nicki and Mariah Carey. It’ll make for good TV.”

Stay Tuned.