Nicki Minaj is about to become a married woman, and you might have thought that the only thing that would change is that she’d ask you to please address her as Mrs. Petty. As it turns out, Nicki has decided to take her new wife life very seriously, and apparently for her that means retiring from music. This announcement might be difficult for some to hear over the sound of Cardi B giggling, “Good bye bitch! Don’t let my shoe hit you on the way out, okurrrrrrrrr?”
Nicki made the announcement on Twitter. She also didn’t give too many details, besides that she plans on using all her new free time to start pumping out babies.
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, ❌ in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. ✅ Love you for LIFE 😘♥️🦄
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) September 5, 2019
Billboard reached out to Nicki’s reps to confirm the news, but they haven’t gotten a response. Nicki didn’t address her retirement on Instagram, but she did post an old clip and took a stroll down memory lane.
If Nicki were to retire today, she’d end her career with four studio albums, four film credits, a radio show, several perfumes, and a very delicious canned alcohol under her belt. However, Nicki also claims she’s working on an album, which is allegedly the reason for why she hasn’t yet planned a big wedding to her fiance and former felon, Kenneth “Zoo” Petty. Nicki said last month:
“I’ll be married before my album comes out, but will have my wedding after the album comes out. Before the 90 days is over, yes, I will be married.”
So technically it’s not like she’s retiring today. Like, if you handed her a microphone and asked her to deliver a raunchy double entendre-laden rap about a foot-long all-meat sandwich, I doubt she’d throw it on the ground and remind you that she’s a civilian now. Unless she plans on scrapping that album and just skipping to the marriage and kids part? I’m not Nicki’s money manager, but I probably wouldn’t advise that. Kids are expensive! Way more expensive than criminal defense lawyers. It doesn’t matter if that album has a couple legitimate tracks and is padded out with songs where it’s just Nicki reading off the items on her grocery list. The Barbz are beyond loyal, they’ll buy anything. And she’s going to wish she had an album of crappy grocery list songs to hustle after she buys her third $30 box of diapers that week.