Wow! That's a serious burn!
Although Simon Cowell has been receiving quite a bit of press regarding his exit from American Idol, he's not the only member of the team to say good-bye!
We've reported that Rickey Minor, the show's bandleader for six seasons, is departing the competition to take over the band on The Tonight Show, and we're hearing that he was majorly PISSED OFF that he wasn't even acknowledged during last night's season finale!
Sources claim that after the crowning of Mr. Lee DeWyze as the next American Idol, Minor unleashed on the show's producers and refused to go the after party until Randy Jackson took it upon himself to try and patch things up!
Minor then begrudgingly showed up, said a few words, but "you could cut the bitterness with a knife."
Understandable! The show wouldn't go on without him and they couldn't even say a few words on air regarding his departure?!
That's not how you should treat your employees! Especially after six years!
So unfortunate! We hope the Idol producers are ashamed of themselves!
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