Is Nicki Minaj really leaving music behind?
That’s the question fans were left grappling with when the rapper announced that she’s retiring to focus on having a family.
“I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” she wrote on Twitter Thursday. “I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, (X) in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE.”
While the 36-year-old rap diva has not expanded on her tweet publicly yet, her announcement has left fans reeling on Twitter.
“PLS SAY SIKE…” one person tweeted.
“Delete this now,” another wrote.
One user tweeted “So play with us if you want,” along with a threat against Minaj’s significant other, Kenneth Petty.
Many fans expressed hope that the “Super Bass” songstress wasn’t serious.
“Idk if You’re trolling or not but if your serious this is going to be hard for me to process,” one fan wrote. “We love you and do what makes you happy. . . I will always rep you and love you forever!”
“@NICKIMINAJ girl i am bout to CRY say you trollin pleaaaase,” wrote another.
USA TODAY has reached out to reps for Nicki Minaj for comment.
Minaj’s tweet comes about a month after she announced her intention to marry Petty.
According to People and Us Weekly, Minaj said in August that the two “filed for the marriage license and we still had to pick it up and I was traveling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again.”
“From that time, you have 90 days to get married,” she added. “That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days.”
Minaj reportedly shared the pair would honor their union with a larger celebration at a later date, after tying the knot.
Minaj and Petty went Instagram official in December, with Minaj responding to fans who called out Petty in the comments for being a registered sex offender.
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SOURCE: USA Today – Charles Trepany