Rapper Nicki Minaj took fans by surprise on Thursday with an announcement that she was retiring from the music business to “have my family.”
Minaj, 36, gave the news to her 20 million Twitter followers, although she had not previously said she was either pregnant or married.
“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,” the singer wrote.
The “Starships” singer burst onto the music scene 10 years ago with her first album “Pink Friday” and is known for her outspoken comments, feuds with other singers, colourful wigs and alter egos.
Minaj’s fans were stunned by the news.
“She really just up and left,” asked a fan called MICAH on Twitter.
“This is my cue to leave earth,” wrote Bubbles.
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