He’s been helping pop star hopefuls achieve their dreams for over a decade, and now Randy Jackson is ready to give up his seat at “American Idol.”
In a new statement, the music industry mogul told People, "After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave American Idol. I'm proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever. A true original, Idol started it all. Onto what's next.”
Getting ready for a serious career change, Randy Jackson announced he is officially leaving "American Idol" after the current season.
Taking to Twitter, the last remaining original judge wrote, "Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season.”
According to a report, the “Always Be My Baby” songstress has jumped ship from Jackson’s management firm and signed a deal with Red Light Management which also represents Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Radiohead.