On Thursday, rapper queen Nicki Minaj has surprised her fans by announcing her retirement from music, claims that she wanted to focus on her family.
The wildly successful rapper queen tweets, “I’ve decided to retire and have my family.”
She continued, “I know you guys are happy now,” adding that “To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, X in the box – cuz ain’t nobody checkin me.”
This surprising news fueled pregnancy rumors that had already been whispering since June after Ms. Nicki appeared on a late-night TV show and opted against intoxication.
She disclosed her relationship with Mr. Petty over Instagram Official on December 2018, cited their relationship started for decades as teenagers.
Their love affairs raised questions considering criminal past of Kenneth Petty. He is a registered sex offender in New York, accused in 1995 of attempted rape.
Rapper Nicki has rejected condemn of her new relationship, quoted saying, “He was 15, she was 16…in a relationship. But go awf Internet. Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.”
Her profanity-laced lyrics, unique and skin-baring music, animated flow first propel her to fame in 2010.
Kenneth Petty is popular for her bold sartorial style, which comprises of wigs and neon costumes – whose hits include Bang Bang, Starships, and Anaconda – considered one of the most influential female rapper.
She is a Grammy-nominated artist born in Tobago and Trinidad Cities Jay-Z and Foxy Brown as major inspirations who crafted a lightning-speed sound distinctive for her use of accents and alter egos, especially British Cockney.
Nicki is a “sparkling rapper with a gift for comic accents and unexpected turns of phrase,” wrote sources in 2018, adding that “She’s a walking exaggeration, outsize in sound, personality and look.”
“And she’s a rapid evolver, discarding old modes as easily as adopting new ones,” it added.
The announcement of her retirement was a particular surprise turn of event as Ms. Nicki has been quite active this summer in music.
In August, she appeared in rising star Megan Thee Stallion’s song Hot Girl Summer.
In June, Ms. Nicki has released a single entitled Megatron and said that she had a new studio album in the works, which would be the fifth one.
She is no stranger to spectacle, and few fans wondered on social media whether her retirement was but a marketing strategy ahead of an album drop.
One user tweets, “Nicki Minaj is dead as lying watch her drop a whole new album featuring Rihanna.”