It's  all but certain Nicki Minaj will not return as a judge next season on " American Idol".

Us Weekly quotes an inside source saying " It's safe to say she isn't coming back to Idol ",fellow  judge Randy Jackson announced last week  he was not coming back after 12 seasons. Nicki   had    an   on  going feud with Mariah Carey all season and at first producers of the show thought the feud would bring in ratings  but it didn't and in recent days there have been rumors  all    of the judges would be replaced anyway. So maybe this is Nicki's way of leaving before she's fired  from the show. Another source says  "Nicki  had  a    great  time   but was only going to do one season anyway " .