Each week American Idol viewers watch in suspense as contestants are voted off the show and it seems that Idol judge Nicki Minaj is also dishing out a little suspense of her own. According to MTV News, during a conference call this week the rapstress remained very secretive about a possible return to the show for its 13th season.

“Would I come back next season? I think people would rather be surprised,” said Minaj, MTV New reports. “I like to save the mystery and the drama. I’d never give that away. I always say this and I mean it from the bottom of my heart, just that people behind the scenes at Idol have been a dream to work with. I’m just super grateful to have been given the opportunity.”

Minaj further commented on keeping her return a secret by stating that the suspense of not knowing who the judges for an upcoming season of American Idol may be has become somewhat of a tradition for the show and a source of excitement for fans.

“I’d rather not speak about that at this time,” the rapper added. “I feel like I’ve kind of already answered it, but I would rather not even give any insight because I kind of feel like it’s exciting for people to not know who the next season’s judges will be.”

On top of the addition of Nicki Minaj, American Idol also welcomed Mariah Carey and Keith Urban as new judges this season.

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