Rap Queen, Nicki Minaj has shocked fans and the music industry by announcing she is retiring from music to focus on having a family.
The 36-year-old is currently dating a man called Kenneth Petty and has hinted that they’re planning to get married.
The Grammy-nominated rapper took to her Twitter account to make her announcement saying, “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“.
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
It’s not clear if Minaj is done with her career or merely taking a temporary rest.
Over the course of her decade-long career, Minaj has been nominated for 10 Grammys, earned a Guinness World Record in 2017 for most Billboard Hot 100 entries by a solo female artist and hauled in five MTV Video Music Awards.
Earlier this year Minaj was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America as the first female rapper to officially sell 100m albums and singles.
Nicki Minaj first got on the music scene releasing a string of mixtapes in the 2000s. After that she joined Drake on Lil Wayne‘s record label Young Money Entertainment and the rest is history.
Her debut album “Pink Friday” came out in 2010.