Nicki Minaj announces retirement to go ‘have my family’

Forget “Pink Friday.” It looks to be a blue Thursday for Nicki Minaj fans.

The rapper and singer has set Twitter ablaze after she Tweeted on Thursday saying  she’s chosen to retire from music and go “have my family.”
She added a note to her followers, asking them to “keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, [x] in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me” — a reference to her collaboration with Alicia Keys on a remix of the singer’s hit “Girl on Fire.”


Minaj recently told listeners of her “Queen Radio” show that she and boyfriend Kenneth Perry had applied for a marriage license and would be wed in “about 80 days.”
Representatives for Minaj are yet to respond to the shocking news from the rapper.

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.

The sudden announcement of Minaj’s apparent departure from music has made fans emotional and left many unhappy.

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.