Nicki Minaj shocks fans with retirement announcement

...Says she wants to focus on having a family

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American ace musician, Nicki Minaj, announced on Thursday that she has decided to retire and focus on having  a family of her own.

The 36-year-old rapper, -to the dismay and shock of fans all around the world- made the announcement via her twitter handle.

She tweeted;

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, [X] in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checking me. Love you for LIFE.

The Grammy-nominated rapper in August, said on her Queen Radio show that she and boyfriend Kenneth Petty will be married “in 80 days.”

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Apart from music, Minaj has appeared in several Hollywood films and has her own radio show.

However, it was not clear whether or not the post was serious, but TMZ reports that, despite the announcement, Nicki has been making music in the studio over the last few weeks, and has made plans to record with several other artists in the past few days. She also reportedly has studio time booked until next month.

The sources claim that the reason behind her sudden decision to step down is because she’s becoming “increasingly fed up” with online trolls who have been harassing her.

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