Nicki Minaj opens up about her retirement announcement

“I didn’t know it was going to be that big of a deal.”

Last month, Nicki Minaj made headlines after she announcing that she was quitting music to start a family. Now, the rapper has clarified that she’s not ready to hang up the mic just yet.

In a new interview with The Shade Room published October 20, Minaj explained that her fans had confused the tweet for an official announcement, saying she still had plenty of music in the vault when she posted the tweet. “The retirement was talking about my [new] album, meaning, like, ‘Do I want to go back and record my fifth album? Where do I stand with [retirement] now?’” she explained.

Minaj also added that she felt “hurt” by the outcry from her fans. “I didn’t know my fans were going to act like that with the tweet, and it hurt my feelings. I felt like the way I did it was like insensitive to my fans, I didn’t know it was going to be that big of a deal,” she said. “So that’s why I deleted it because it had like 600,000 likes and it was up for like less than an hour, and it took on a life of its own.”


Although Minaj no longer seeks to be retiring, it appears she’s still planning on tying the knot with her current beau Kenneth Petty. “We’ll definitely do the paperwork portion of the marriage, but the actual wedding, I don’t know,” the rapper revealed to TSR.

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? Sound on! _____________________________________ Earlier this week, #NickiMinaj dropped her highly anticipated #Fendi collection, and we were right there celebrating with her as she commemorated this new milestone that has all of the fashion industry talking. Aside from that, we sat down with Nicki and had an exclusive interview where we talked about what inspired the collection. As well as her upcoming nuptials to her man #KennethPetty, whether or not she’s really retiring, other artists she would love to collaborate with and much more. _____________________________________ If you’re like us, then you’ve been counting down the days since Nicki and Kenneth obtained their marriage license, as we wait for them to officially say their “I Do’s.” Nicki talked to us about their upcoming nuptials and whether or not they’re going to have a big wedding. _____________________________________ She said, “We’ll definitely do the paperwork portion of the marriage, but the actual wedding, I don’t know. You know when you’re a little girl and you want this big beautiful wedding, and I used to think I was one of those girls, I always wanted the fairytale. But then the things that used to matter to you don’t matter as much because I remember wanting those things with people, where real love wasn’t there. So now I feel like now that everything has finally lined up and matched up being that I’m madly in love with this man, he’s also my best friend, the things that used to matter to me before, don’t matter as much now. So yes, we’re going to have a big wedding eventually.” She also expressed how deeply in love she is right now, and the importance of——click the link in the bio to read more at

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Earlier today, Minaj seemingly confirmed her marriage to Petty in an Instagram video, which was captioned with a series of emojis that hinted at their wedding date. A rep for Minaj has yet to confirm the news.

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Last week, Minaj also retracted her earlier comments about an “epic” Adele collaboration, saying she was just “being sarcastic.”

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