Nicki Minaj is cleaning up her “abrupt” retirement statement– and says that she’ll explain her decision quickly.
After relatively revealing her retirement from music in an unexpected tweet on Thursday, fans of the rap artist expressed their shock and confusion. “Can u please just address this retirement thing,” one Twitter user wrote. “You … never left us so hurt your entire career. We’re just hurting Nicki.”
“In hindsight, this should’ve been a Queen Radio discussion & it will be,” she continued, referring to her Apple Beats 1 show. “I promise u guys will be happy. No guests, just us talking about everything.”
“The tweet was abrupt & insensitive, I apologize babe ❤?,” Minaj added.
In response to a second fan who asked the rapper to “talk to us,” Minaj promised that she would explain everything to her fans soon. “I will babe,” she wrote. “I promise. I love you so much.”
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
On Thursday, the “Megatron” rapper appeared to announce on Twitter that she is retiring from the spotlight, saying that she wants to focus on family. (Reps for Minaj did not immediately respond to DrewReportsNews’s request for comment on Thursday.)
“I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” Minaj said. “I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me … Love you for LIFE.”
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
The unexpected tweet came as the artist has actually hinted at a new album– in addition to changes in her personal life– in the past couple of months.
In June, Minaj said she and partner Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, 41, had actually gotten a marriage license.
” We did get our marriage license,” Minaj exposed on Queen Radio. “I believe I have what I was pursuing, simply happiness. It was so difficult to get to a pleased location. Now that I’m there, I do not wish to compromise that for anybody or anything.”.
Then in July, Minaj appeared to verify she was engaged– and expecting– in her Chance the Rapper partnership “Zanies and Fools.” Last month, the hip-hop star changed her Twitter display name from “Ms. Minaj” to “Mrs. Petty” just days after exposing she and Petty had actually restored their marital relationship license.
Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens? … it’s obvious … that the both people … are lacking time … ♥.
A post shared by Barbie (@nickiminaj) on Dec 9, 2018 at 4:46 pm PST.
Lots of fans have actually expressed concern over Petty’s criminal past (he is a level 2 signed up sex culprit in New york city, and served seven years in jail for the shooting death of Lamont Robinson), but Minaj doesn’t appear to appreciate the criticism.
Resolving her boyfriend, Minaj reacted to a fan in the comments area of one of her Instagram posts, composing, “He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship. However go awf Internet. Y’ all can’t run my life. Y’ all can’t even run y’ all own life. Thank you boo.”.
Throughout a June look on The Tonight Program Starring Jimmy Fallon, Minaj confirmed fan speculation that she was dealing with a brand-new album.
” There’s absolutely a brand-new album, yes, of course,” she told Fallon at the time. “You’re the first to find out. Of course there’s an album, I’m not putting out the date yet but there is one.”.