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Nicki Minaj clarifies ‘retirement’ tweet

By | Published on Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has said that when she announced her retirement from music last month she was, in fact, just pondering her future. She also claims that she didn’t realise it would cause such a fuss.

The rapper tweeted in September: “I’ve decided to retire and have my family. I know you guys are happy now”. For some reason fans took this to mean that she intended to retire in order to start a family and subsequently went into panic mode. Some then questioned if she really meant it given new music almost immediately appeared.

“When I posted that retirement tweet, I knew that I still had music that I already had recorded that was still going to come out”, she tells The Shade Room. “So the retirement was kind of talking about my album, meaning like, ‘Do I want to go back and record my fifth album? Where do I stand with it now?'”

“I didn’t know my fans would act like that with the tweet”, she goes on. “It hurt my feelings because I feel like the way I did it was maybe insensitive to my fans. I didn’t know it was going to be that big of a deal, so that’s why I deleted it”.

Is she saying her fans hurt her feelings or she hurt her own feelings or she hurt her fans feelings and that hurt her feelings because of her fans hurt feelings? Answers on a postcard please.

Anyway, Nicki Minaj hasn’t retired because she’s still got plenty of stuff coming out that she recorded before she retired. Plus she hasn’t retired. Unless she’s retired. But one thing we know for certain is she doesn’t like it when you say she has retired. Even though she might have.