Nicki Minaj Sends Fans Into a Frenzy With Retirement Tweet -- Is She Really Quitting the Game?
By Meredith B. Kile
She has punchlines, flow, and an empire also, but is Nicki Minaj really hanging it up for good?
The rapper sent fans into a frenzy on social media on Thursday, after tweeting that she was quitting the rap game in order to focus on starting her family with husband-to-be Kenneth Petty.
"I’ve decided to retire & have my family," Minaj wrote in her tweet, which instantly went viral. "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."
Fans immediately went wild at the news, refusing to believe Minaj's statement. Fellow rapper Young M.A. tweeted simply, "You must be hacked."
The 36-year-old rapper opened up about her impending nuptials to Petty on her Queen Radio show in August, revealing that she expected to be married in the next few months.
“[We] 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,” she explained. “From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days.”
Minaj added that the couple plan to tie the knot soon so that the second license doesn’t expire, but will have a bigger celebration at a later date. “I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that [so] I don’t want to do the big wedding now. We’ll do the big wedding later. I’ll be married before my album comes out, but will have my wedding after the album comes out.”