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Well, we guess American Idol is gonna have to let the “dawg” out! But in all seriousness, as this season of American Idol is drawing to a close, TMZ is reporting that Randy has just announced that he is done with the show after this go round.

Says Jackson;

“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. ”I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”

Rumors have been running wild that A.I. wanted to replace all the judges and start all over again, so maybe that’s a possibility as to why the announcement was made today.

Or what we secretly think is a more likely reason, is because rumor also has it that, Simon Cowell is looking to bring in new judges on The X Factor. So maybe just maybe, the “band” is getting back together! Stranger things have happened.

But regardless of the reason, we wish the dawg the very best of luck on whatever it is that he pursues next!

[Editor’s Note] Calls to Paula Abdul were not returned.


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