Following in the footsteps of Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj announced her leave from American Idol next season.

On Thursday, Nicki announced on her Twitter that she wants to focus on music. She is currently working on her third studio album, which doesn’t have a release date yet.

Fox and Idol producer FremantleMedia wish her the best in an official statement.

Minaj wasn’t the only one who announced their leave. Mariah Carey won’t return to Idol either so she can focus on her upcoming tour.

Minaj and Carey joined Keith Urban to judge the competition last year. The pair were in a public feud that documented their tensions and bickering.

[via Yahoo!]