Jennifer Lopez On American Idol Future: “Maybe Its Time For Me To Go” [Video]

The rumor mill has been working non-stop as to who might be the next judge on American Idol, but a side story has been whether or not Jennifer Lopez would return to her role as judge on the show.

MSNBC reports that Lopez appeared on the Today Show Thursday to address the rumors, and from her own words it seems she may have one foot out the door.

“I know everybody wants that definite ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ and … all I can let you in on is my own thought process with it, because that’s where I truly am,” Lopez told Today. “And the truth is, I love everybody. I love all the guys on the show. I love the family that’s there. Like I said, I’ve just enjoyed it so much. But I am thinking that maybe it’s time for me to go and do other things that I really love to do.”

Lopez certainly has other career options. She’s been a successful singer, actress, judge and more. She is currently on tour with Enrique Iglesias. reports that Lopez holding out to make a decision isn’t new, noting that she held out until August last year, eventually earning $20 million for a one-year deal.

The “Jenny From The Block” singer was rumored to have already told producers she would not be back, but those close to her have denied those reports, and TMZ suggests that she could be waiting to see how her popularity fairs on tour before making the call.

Let us know what you think. Would it be a great loss to American Idol to see Jennifer Lopez leave the show?