Rap Queen Nicki Minaj just announced her retirement. The most famous female rapper is giving up the spotlight for the quiet life.
The songstress tweeted that she’s saying farewell to the music industry to ‘have a family’. Nicki Minja has been vocal about important motherhood is for her and how she’d like to have a family when the time is right.
“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,”
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
Nicki Minaj changed her Twitter name to Mrs.Petty but she didn’t reveal if and when she married boyfriend Kenneth “Zoo” Petty.
The rapper has talked about eventually saying goodbye to her ‘Barbz‘ (the name of her fanbase) and be a full-time mother.
This video always makes me cry chile https://t.co/iz6nJUq4hg
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) September 6, 2019
Fan Reaction was Swift
Of course, the Barbz went wild at the mention of saying bye. Nicki Minaj assured them that she’ll still be active on all her social media handles. She just won’t be making any more music.
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 ♥️🙏 https://t.co/eS0oHipwtg
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) September 6, 2019
This does provide a little comfort but our feelings are still up in the air.
When you realize you’ll never get to hear Nicki tell us how these bitches is her sons anymore 😭pic.twitter.com/VqWroq5Try
— Four-eyed Edo boy™ (@Alex_Houseof308) September 5, 2019
So Nicki Minaj leaving the rap game and leaving us with Cardi B!? HOW COULD SHE DO THAT TO US!? I THOUGHT WE WERE YOUR SONS pic.twitter.com/AcxI4EJbuq
— Natasha 🍓 (@peachynatasha) September 6, 2019
Nicki minaj retiring got me like😭 pic.twitter.com/HY1vLgYZZZ
— Charlton Ngige (@__Ngige) September 6, 2019
Me waking up this morning and realizing it wasn't a dream Nicki Minaj is really retiring 😩😩 pic.twitter.com/ptrPRKwnzV
— zoe 👑 (@I_am_Zozo) September 6, 2019
— H'Adrian (@ad_omi00) September 5, 2019
So Nicki Minaj just retired from music and the whole world got shocked, Robert Mugabe couldn't live without her new rap lines, he just passed on.
We gonna miss you poets
— Slimboi Zabada (@Asadie12) September 6, 2019
— k 💗 (@calmdownkaya) September 6, 2019
Other rapper stans thought now was a time to butt in (bad timing man).
Cardi B fans to Nicki stans pic.twitter.com/FeedkABHNN
— LASU BREED 🆖 (@madeinlasu) September 5, 2019
Nicki Minaj doesn't have to worry, rap is in safe hands pic.twitter.com/e2IwtASYWV
— svt things (@goingwithsvt) September 6, 2019
This is why there won’t be another rap queen for a long time.
I feel so sad that I do not really explain everything I feel and it goes through my head to think that the love of my life and the best rapper of all time withdraws from music leaving us that great emptiness in our hearts #WeLoveYouNicki #NickiMinaj ❤️🥺💔 pic.twitter.com/jw4VVNI1B9
— Alejandro Rojas (@DayronRojas12) September 6, 2019
P Diddy agrees, that we need to stop this competition for a place.
Seeing all this raving about Nicki Minaj retiring and Cardi “taking her position” blah blah… My question is: “Why can’t we just have many dope female MCs?” “Why is there a need for a SPOT or POSITION?” Why do we see the need for the females to compete for JUST ONE SPOT?! 🤔
— DJ PUFFY (@DEEJAYPUFFY) September 6, 2019
Nicki Minaj is the richest female rapper, and fully deserving of her title as the Rap Queen. Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, while her stage name is Nicki Minaj.
The Super Bass singer burst onto the rap music scene 10 years ago with her debut mixtape ‘Playtime Is Over‘ in 2007.
Her first album Pink Friday was produced by Young Money, the second record label she signed with. Before her album release, she collaborated with the biggest names in the industry Kanye West, Rick Ross, and Jay Z on the single ‘Monster’.
Queen Nicki and is known for her outspoken nature, feuds with other singers, colorful wigs and alter egos.
She won six American Music Awards, became a controversial judge on American Idol and was included on 2016 list ‘Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world’.