Forget “Pink Friday.” It looks to be a blue Thursday for Nicki Minaj fans.
I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, ❌ in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. ✅ Love you for LIFE 😘♥️🦄
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) September 5, 2019
The rapper’s tweet met with skepticism, since she has been known to pull an elaborate ruse from time to time.
In 2016, the star teased fans with a fruit-inspired album track list that turned out to be fake. And in recent years, the performer has constantly been on the receiving end of bad press — from her beef with Cardi B to her fans’ relentless attacks against people who critique her online, to her recent marriage to Kenneth Petty, a man who served time in prison for manslaughter and is a registered sex offender.
There’s been no shortage of Minaj drama, and she’s been vocal about what she deems unfair treatment by the media.
In mid-August, Minaj appeared on Joe Budden’s podcast and said there’s often an unfair picture painted of her in the news, especially when it comes to her working with and supporting other women rappers.
“You guys speculate, you have fun, it is what it is,” Minaj said. “But when I come out and say, ‘Hey, guys, this is exactly what happened,’ and then you basically say, ‘Nope, I know Nicki,’ it makes me look like a fucking psycho”, she ranted.
But there’s also some evidence that Minaj may not be completely done with her music career.
In February, the rapper teased that her fifth and as-yet-untitled album was complete, though there’s been no release date announced.
Perhaps she’ll release one more project before stepping away for good?
Only time will tell.