Nicki Minaj announces retirement from music
10-time Grammy nominated rapper, Nicki Minaj may have had tall dreams, but now she is setting her sights on something else: A family.
“I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” she wrote. “I know you guys are happy now.” The performer added a note to fans with lyrics from her rap in the remix of the Alicia Keys hit “Girl on Fire.”
“To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me,” she wrote, “[sic: X] in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE.” The star added a kissy face, heart and unicorn emoji to the tweet.
Many of Minaj’s fans and fellow musicians seemed shocked by the decision. “Very busy prepping my new video but @NICKIMINAJ you better not retire! I love you! K bye,” wrote singer Todrick Hall on Twitter. Rapper Young M.A tweeted simply, “You must be hacked?”
In August, the rapper revealed she planned to marry boyfriend Kenneth Petty in “about 80 days” on an episode of her Queen Radio show, reports People. However, she added that she didn’t want a big wedding anytime soon.
“I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don’t want to do the big wedding now,” she said. “We’ll do the big wedding later.”
Minaj also confirmed the pair got their first marriage license in June on her radio show.
The 36-year-old “MotorSport” rapper appeared to become Instagram official with Petty in December, reports Entertainment Tonight. While Minaj seems smitten, Petty’s criminal history, he’s a a level two registered sex offender in New York, has garnered criticism from some of the star’s fans.