Randy Jackson is Out as 'American Idol' Judge
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From TMZ.

It seems the game of musical chairs at American Idol continues. Randy Jackson will reportedly no longer serve as a judge for the singing competition. Instead, sources said, Jackson will assume the role of mentor for the contestants. It has been said that Jackson is only being asked to stay on as a mentor because the show needs him to keep the show together, as he was the last remaining original judge.

Now, instead of looking for one judge to replace Jennifer Lopez‘s seat, Idol producers will have to fill three seats to serve along judge Mariah Carey. Sources have indicated for a few weeks that rapper Nicki Minaj will join Carey on the judges’ throne, however, it has not yet been officially confirmed.

Jackson has been a judge on Idol for over 10 years, as the original judge alongside Paula Abdul and show’s creator Simon Cowell.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.

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