By Ieisha Shelton Nicki Minaj says goodbye to American Idol. We all have watched American Idol and saw the changes they have made this year. They got new judges and one of them was Nicki Minaj. If you did not know who Nicki Minaj was before American Idol, she is a female rapper and singer from Queens, New York. While on American Idol, Nicki and Mariah Carey never got along- which started to become a issue. Nicki Minaj decided to leave American Idol after the season was over. Idol producers said, “Nicki Minaj is a Superstar who brought a level of honesty and passion to American Idol and who had a tremendous positive impact on so many contestants this season.” Nicki said that being on American Idol was a “life changing experience.” She is currently working on her third album which she say will mark a return to hip-hop.