Katy Perry Reveals Why She’s Leaving ‘American Idol’

Katty Perry has given the world the reason why she’s leaving ‘American Idol’ after this season. The “Firework” singer recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight where opened up more about her reason to step away from the long-running singing competition after seven seasons, clarifying that she’s not announcing her retirement but rather allowing for other opportunities.

“I’m just trying to make space for other things,” she said. “It’s not like me ending this show means I’m going to retire on an island, even though that would be fabulous. I’m gonna go to work,” Perry said She even teased the possibility of new music, adding, “You’ll learn more when it’s ready to launch.”