Where is Nicki Going?
The 10-time Grammy nominated rapper announced on Twitter on September 5th that stated, “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…”. This tweet put ‘The Barbz”, her fan base, into an absolute frenzy. Fans were tweeting, “Let’s get her songs topping the charts again one last time” and another in all caps, “NOOOOO NICKI YOU CAN’T DO THIS OMG I JUST CAME HERE TO THIS I’M LITERALLY CRYING.” This retirement would line up with what she stated on “Queen Radio”, her own Beats 1 show. She explained that she and her boyfriend Kenneth Perry have applied for a marriage license and that they were getting married in 80 days.
However, there are some people questioning if she really is moving on from making music. Earlier in the summer, Nicki Minaj released a single called, “Megatron”, making fans believe that her fifth album was in the works. When Minaj was on Jimmy Fallon she stated, “You’re the first to find out...of course there is a new album,” which was announced in July on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in July.
On September 8th, Minaj apologized for her tweet, labeling it as “abrupt and insensitive” for her fans. The Washington Post reported that her tweet about her potential retirement has been deleted, and replaced with a tweet stating, “I’m still right here. Still madly in love with you guys & you know that. In hindsight, this should’ve been a Queen Radio discussion & it will be. I promise u guys will be happy. No guests, just us talking about everything. The tweet was abrupt & insensitive, I apologize babe.” And with that tweet, there still is no word on whether Minaj is done with music. Fans will have to wait anxiously for the Queen Radio report.