Angie Martinez has quit her judging position
on Fox’s popular TV series, "American Idol." Martinez joined the show
to judge hopefuls on talent, ability, look and style, helping Paula Abdul, Simon
Cowell and Randy Jackson whittle down the group of thousands of eager contestants
to a short list of potential superstars who will perform on air every week.
Martinez said that she was not comfortable judging
people or telling people that they didn’t have what it takes to make it. "I
felt like I was compromising my personality to be on a hit television show,"
Martinez told AllHipHop.com. "It was just too uncomfortable for me to tell
someone else to give up on their dream, especially when I realized that many
of them have supported my musical career."
Martinez is currently promoting the second single
and video, “Take You Home,” from her latest CD, Animal House.
She is also heading up a production company of the same name and is in search
of new talent.
Martinez is also the host of HBO Zone’s
“Stretch,” and still ranks as the #1 radio DJ in her time slot on
New York’s Hot 97 and will be for Latina Heritage Month by NYC Controller William
Thompson at City Hall on November 25th for her contributions to the Latin community.