Nicki Minaj shocks fans by announcing retirement from music, says she wants to start a family with beau Kenneth Perry
Rapper Nicki Minaj has announced that she will be retiring from her rap career in order to start a family.
The popular 36-year-old artiste took to Twitter to share the news with her fans and followers. Her post read, "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."
She added, "❌ in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. ✅ Love you for LIFE," along with kisses, hearts, and unicorn emojis. Minaj is planning to have two children with her partner Kenneth Petty.
Minaj also changed her surname to Mrs. Petty on social media. She had earlier revealed that she had intended to marry Petty in the near future. In mid-August, she had shared, "[We] filed for the marriage license and we still had to pick it up and I was traveling. By the time I came back, we had to renew it again. From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days. I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don't want to do the big wedding now. We'll do the big wedding later."
She further shared that she would be married by the time her album comes out. Many people had previously criticized her relationship with Kenneth, who is a registered sex offender in New York. Minaj, however, has continuously defended her man.
She had also taken to social media to say that her relationship with Kenneth is so much better than all her previous "toxic" relationships. She had got candid on the abuse she had experienced in her past relationships before adding that she feels "unconditionally loved" by her current lover.
The 'Superbass' rapper shared that she was scared to speak up earlier because she could have gotten hit in her former relationship. "The diff you see in me now is that feeling when a woman feels lifted up, safe, appreciated & unconditionally loved," she said of her new love life.