Grammy nominated rapper Nicki Minaj left the hip hop world perplexed on Thursday after she declared that she is retiring.
The singer in a tweet wrote, “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.”
Her unexpected announcement has shocked fans. It’s now clear of how many of her ventures she’s retiring from or, even, if she’s being serious.
A fan who sent her a message asking her to elaborate on the retirement announcement, saying that the rapper left so many of her fans hurt. She said: “I’m still right here. Still madly in love with you guys & you know that. In hindsight, this should’ve been a Queen Radio discussion & it will be. I promise u guys will be happy. No guests, just us talking about everything. The tweet was abrupt & insensitive, I apologize babe.”
In recent months, the 36-year-old has hinted to marry Kenneth Petty, while some of her fans speculated that she’s already married Kenneth Petty in secret.
After releasing a string of mixtapes in the 2000s, Nicki Minaj joined Drake on Lil Wayne’s record label Young Money Entertainment. Her debut album Pink Friday came out in 2010. Mega-hits like Super Bass, Anaconda and Starships then established her as one of the world’s biggest female rappers.
Her solo albums have sold millions – but her collaborations list is just as impressive: Ludacris, Usher, David Guetta, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and many more.
She’s been nominated for 10 Grammys, won five MTV Video Music Awards and broken the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 entries by a solo female artist.
She appeared in film: The Other Woman and Ice Age: Continental Drift.
In 2018, her fourth album Queen failed to top the charts in the US. She later, lashed out to everyone from Spotify to Travis Scott (whose album Astroworld did go to number one). Then she cancelled the entire North-American leg of a joint tour with Future.
Source : Various