Nicki Minaj says she’s retiring from music to have a family.
The rapper made the announcement in a tweet on Thursday afternoon.
“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,” she wrote.
“Love you for LIFE.”
Thursday’s announcement was met with bewilderment from Minaj’s fans, some of whom couldn’t quite believe that the rapper is actually retiring and suggested her tweet might have been a joke.
Minaj rose to prominence between 2007 and 2009 with her mixtapes, eventually delivering hits such as “Anaconda”, “Super Bass” and “Starships”.
Her first album, Pink Friday, came out in 2010. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded followed in 2012.
Minaj’s third studio album, The Pinkprint, was released in 2014, and her most recent album to date, Queen, debuted in 2018.
Throughout her career, Minaj has been heralded as one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time.
She earned 10 Grammy nominations, six American Music Awards, 11 BET Awards and four Billboard music awards, among other accolades.