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Say It Ain't So! Could Amber Riley Be The Next 'Glee' Star To Get The Boot?

Fri, July 22, 2011 9:30pm EDT by 5 Comments

First we got word Rachel, Finn, and Kurt are going to be gone after the next season of ‘Glee’. Now there is speculation that Mercedes could be gone too! Will anyone watch the show if she is no longer a character?

Amber Riley, 25, the powerhouse vocalist who plays Mercedes in Glee, says that she could be the next to leave the hit show after the third season wraps up! Would this move be too much?

“I may not be coming back for a fourth season,” Amber told E! News. “Who knows? Whatever happens this third season is what happens, and I think everybody’s okay with it.”

If Amber graduates from Glee, she would join Lea Michele (Rachel), 24, Cory Monteith (Finn), 29, and Chris Colfer (Kurt), 21, who discovered they would no longer have roles via Twitter!

“I found out about it like everybody else did, on the Internet,” she said. “But it’s something that’s not that surprising to us, and I think it’s just more surprising to others. People think it’s such a scandal when, really, it’s not. I’m about to be 26 years old. I don’t want to play a high school student anymore. I think it’s smart to have new students come in…and I’m really excited.”

It looks like Amber would be totally fine with a change of pace! She also hints that an exit from the hit show could maybe even benefit her career!

“I love my job to pieces, but when it’s time to go, it’s time to go and, hopefully, there are greater things on the horizon,” Amber said.

BFFs, would YOU still tune in to watch Season 4 without Rachel, Finn, Kurt, AND Mercedes?

-Josh DeMilta