Update: Nicki Minaj to Address Retirement Announcement on Queen Radio

Update: Nicki Minaj called her retirement announcement “abrupt and “insensitive.”

The rapper responded to a fan who asked her to address her recent retirement announcement on Twitter. Minaj revealed she’d discuss the matter on a forthcoming episode of her Beats 1 show Queen Radio.

“I’ve decided to retire & have my family.”

Nicki Minaj has announced she’s retiring.

The legendary rapper tweeted the news on Thursday, (Sept. 5), writing, “I’ve decided to retire &have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me.”

In the past, Minaj hinted at pushing out five albums before pursuing a family. In February, Minaj confirmed her fifth studio album was near completion.

READ: Nicki Minaj Talks Bars and Legacy in New Genius Interview

That September, in a cover story with Wonderland, she revealed, “I’ve got to get married first, then I’ll have a child,” adding, “I might be closer than people think actually. I love children. I’m not going to put that off for much longer.”

In a 2014 interview with  Complex she said, “If I’m done with my fifth album and I don’t have a child by then, no matter how much money I have, I would be disappointed, as a woman, because I feel like I was put here to be a mother.”

In the interview, she revealed that she’s contractually obligated to put out six albums, but doesn’t want to wait to have kids.

“By the fifth album,” she said, “I will have walked down the aisle and I will at least be on baby number one, possibly baby number two.

This summer, Minaj announced her marriage to Kenneth Petty on an episode of Queen Radio.

Ivie Ani

Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani

Published by
Ivie Ani

Recent Posts

Scales Of Nappy Roots Shot And Kidnapped In Atlanta

On Wednesday night, Scales of rap group Nappy Roots was robbed, shot and kidnapped from… Read More

August 18, 2022

Terence Etc. Found Balance in the Chaos of Creating His Debut Album

Terence Etc. discusses the creation of his new album, V O R T E X,… Read More

August 18, 2022

Tevin Campbell Publicly Comes Out as a Gay Man

R&B vocalist Tevin Campbell appeared on podcast PEOPLE Every Day to publicly come out for… Read More

August 18, 2022

Ye Defends Decision to Sell Yeezy Gap Collection in Trash Bags

Ye spoke exclusively with Fox News about the backlash he's received from selling his Yeezy Gap… Read More

August 18, 2022

Brooklyn Public Library Has Launched a Vinyl Collection

Brooklyn Public Library has opened a vinyl collection for teen and adult cardholders to borrow… Read More

August 18, 2022

Dr. Dre Credits JAY-Z & Nas For Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

While on podcast Workout the Doubt, Dr. Dre credited JAY-Z and Nas for convincing him… Read More

August 18, 2022