Rapper Nicki Minaj says she’s “decided to retire and have a family” and told her fans that she loves them “for life”.
The Grammy-nominated entertainer is dating a man called Kenneth Petty and has severally revealed that they’re planning to get married as reported by The Sauce.
As well as music, the 36-year-old has appeared in several Hollywood films and has her own radio show. She’s not made it clear how many of her ventures she’s retiring from or, even, if she’s being serious.
Looking back over Nicki’s career, she has expressed a desire to start a family and retire in various tracks. She always wanted to open doors for other female rappers to take centre stage and has achieved that with the arrival of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
After releasing a string of mixtapes in the 2000s, Nicki Minaj joined Drake on Lil Wayne’s record label Young Money Entertainment. Her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ came out in 2010.
Mega-hits like ‘Super Bass’, ‘Anaconda’, ‘Starships’, ‘Chun Li’ and most recently ‘Megatron’ have established her as one of the world’s biggest female rappers.
Her solo albums have sold millions but her collaborations list is just as impressive: Ludacris, Usher, David Guetta, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Justin Bieber just name a few.
She’s been nominated for 10 Grammys, won five MTV Video Music Awards and broken the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 entries by a solo female artist. Away from music, her film appearances include ‘The Other Woman’ and ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’.
She wouldn’t be the first musician to retire prematurely Jay-Z did it in 2003 and has since released five studio albums, and Eminem has done the same.