AceShowbiz - Nicki Minaj has stunned fans by announcing her retirement.
The rapper wants to start a family with husband-to-be Kenneth Petty and she has decided to focus all her energy on becoming a mum.
"I've decided to retire & have my family," she wrote on Twitter on Thursday, September 5. "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 checkin me. Love you for LIFE."
The announcement was a shock to industry insiders and fans everywhere as Minaj had been teasing a new album on her "Queen Radio" show. She also joined Megan Thee Stallion on seasonal smash "Hot Girl Summer".
Nicki and her boyfriend recently obtained a marriage licence and she has referred to Perry as her "husband", but it's not clear if the couple is actually married.