Is Nicki Minaj hanging up the mic?
On Thursday, the Queen announced that she plans to retire from music and start a family. “I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now,” tweeted Nicki before asking her fans to continue to hold her down. “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 😘♥️🦄.”
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
Naturally, her legions of Barbz didn’t react too well to the thought of their leader calling it quits, posting their reactions on Twitter.
This shit terrifies me 😨
— bawb only a mama can love (@greycatt14) September 5, 2019
Bihhhh what???? Don’t make me cry at work nicki pic.twitter.com/ySrsyb6MRm
— JudyMinaj (@BihhhJudy) September 5, 2019
DROP THAT 5TH THING THING FIRST and then we can have some babies 😭🗣❤️
— rude boy😈 (@TURKBISH_) September 5, 2019
If true, the announcement comes as a surprise as Nicki had previously announced that she was working on her fifth album with a mystery executive producer. “We’re about to start prepping for the fifth thing-thing and I’m really excited about it,” she said last month during Queen Radio.
Nicki Minaj: “We’re about to start prepping for the fifth thing-thing and I’m really excited about it” #QueenRadio
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) August 12, 2019
Nicki has been candid about her plans to start a family. She and her boyfriend Kenneth Petty took a trip to the Beverly Hills Courthouse to get their marriage license in July and plan to wed sometime this year. “I’m not saying I’m pregnant. That’s the end goal,” she said, while also revealing that her new album would arrive before a formal wedding.