Nicki Minaj‘s retirement announcement reportedly blindsided her entire team.
It was truly a very shocking moment reading Nicki Minaj‘s retirement announcement on Twitter. Everyone’s hearts definitely skipped a beat. Many wondered if she was playing games. We all still wonder if she is. New reports by TMZ state that we aren’t the only ones Nicki took by surprise. Her entirely team had no clue this was happening considering the rappers recent itinerary.
According to sources close to her, Nicki has been busy in the studio working on new music, some complete already while some still in the works. They say she booked studio time till next month and also made plans to work with several artists in the past few days. So no one expected the shocker they got.
On Thursday, Nicki took to Twitter to announce that she was retiring from music to focus on building a family, obviously with Kenneth Petty. She tweeted,
“I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep repping me, do it till da death of me, in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for life.”
The major question now is, “what could have made Nicki take such a decision in a haste?” Many of her fans have cited Beyoncé‘s life as a reference point, a mom of 3 children and still releasing music and touring the world. Although people close to the rapper believe she’s just taking a much needed break, TMZ reports that she has apparently grown tired of internet trolls harassing her and finally reached a breaking point.
Nicki recently replied a fan who pleaded that she address the retirement, she said she’d address her decision on Queen radio. She wrote,
“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.”