"I've decided to retire and have my family. 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."
It was an alarming morning for fans of rapper Nicki Minaj last week when she came up with tweets that seemed to say that she was giving up music. That, along with the fact that she refused a drink when offered one on a TV show indicated that perhaps she had started another baby and was planning a wedding to music executive boyfriend Kenneth Petty – she calls herself Mrs Petty, btw.
But what makes this even more startling is the fact that she has been doing a lot over the past few months, musically speaking, telling her fans that she is working on her 5th studio album, being part of Hot girl summer by Megan Thee Stallion, releasing a new song called Megatron and generally being very active. So is this sudden announcement a gimmick to get her followers on red alert waiting for a new move by the star?
Take a look at her tweets:
She says, “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
So what really gives, NM? Are you changing tracks (literally), hiding out to make new music, expanding your family, taking time out to recoup or seriously giving up a stratospheric career to be Mrs Petty? We want to know!
And while you think about it, here are 5 fun Nicki Minaj numbers to help those brainwaves speed up…
- Your love
- Roman holiday
- Barbie dreams