Nicki Minaj has announced her retirement in a tweet. She signs off by quoting her own verse on Alicia Keys’ 2012 single “Girl on Fire.” “I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” she wrote. “I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me. X in the box cus ain’t nobody checking me. Love you for LIFE.”

It’s unclear whether the tweet is sincere. Quasi-retiring from hip-hop is an age-old tradition and Nicki herself has a knack for stirring up drama. But if it’s true, she will be missed. The New York rapper released her fourth studio album Queen last August. “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion’s single on which Nicki features alongside Ty Dolla $ign, currently sits comfortably in the Top 40.


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