It’s official! Mariah Carey is leaving American Idol after only one season on the show.
The singer made it official on Thursday afternoon with a tweet that read,
“W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol.”
The message was promptly re-tweeted by Carey’s longtime PR firm, PMK-BNC.
Asked for further comment, a representative for the singer points to a “jam-packed” scheduled that includes, “putting the finishing touches on her much anticipated forthcoming album, headlining the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and appearing in Lee Daniel‘sThe Butler, opening in August.” The film’s cast also includes Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker,Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lenny Kravitz.
Carey will also embark on a world tour that kicks off this October in Asia.
Update: Nicki Minaj confirmed her departure also which we first posted a couple weeks ago. She tweeted:
‘Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!’