Nicki Minaj is retiring from music.
The 36-year-old rapper shocked fans on Twitter Thursday (September 5) when she announced that she's calling it quits on her decade-long music career. "I’ve decided to retire & have my family," she wrote. "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 😘♥️🦄."
The news comes just weeks after Nicki hinted that she and her boyfriend Kenneth Petty are married when she changed her Twitter name to "Mrs. Petty." Fans were surprised by the move as it came just days after the "Hot Girl Summer" rapper confirmed that she and Kenneth are set to tie the knot in "about 80 days."
While Nicki's been transparent about wanting to settle down, her retirement was seemingly a recent decision, given the fact that last month, she told fans she had another album in the works. "I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don’t want to do the big wedding now," Nicki revealed while sharing details about her upcoming wedding. "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," she added. "I'm very very happy about that because my baby makes me so happy."
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