Nicki Minaj had the Barbz in mourning when she suddenly retired from rap last month.
"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," she Tweeted.
Since her "retirement" she's appeared as a feature and has hyped up an upcoming collab with Adele.
She tried to explain what's going in an interview with The Shade Room.
"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 said. :So the retirement was kind of talking about my album, meaning like, 'Do I want to go back and record my fifth album?'"
"It was really about the fifth album," Nicki continued. "Where do I stand with it now? I didn't know my fans would act like that with the tweet. It hurt my feelings because I feel like the way I did it was maybe insensitive to my fans. But I didn't think people were going to take it -- I didn't know it was going to be that big of a deal, so that's why I deleted it."
Her fifth album would be her follow up to her 2018 commercial disappointment Queen. In The Shade Room interview, Nicki said she is currently working on features and has not closed the door on that fifth album. So she's really not retired at all.
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🔊 Sound on! _____________________________________ Earlier this week, #NickiMinaj dropped her highly anticipated #Fendi collection, and we were right there celebrating with her as she commemorated this new milestone that has all of the fashion industry talking. Aside from that, we sat down with Nicki and had an exclusive interview where we talked about what inspired the collection. As well as her upcoming nuptials to her man #KennethPetty, whether or not she’s really retiring, other artists she would love to collaborate with and much more. _____________________________________ If you’re like us, then you’ve been counting down the days since Nicki and Kenneth obtained their marriage license, as we wait for them to officially say their “I Do’s.” Nicki talked to us about their upcoming nuptials and whether or not they’re going to have a big wedding. _____________________________________ She said, “We’ll definitely do the paperwork portion of the marriage, but the actual wedding, I don’t know. You know when you’re a little girl and you want this big beautiful wedding, and I used to think I was one of those girls, I always wanted the fairytale. But then the things that used to matter to you don’t matter as much because I remember wanting those things with people, where real love wasn’t there. So now I feel like now that everything has finally lined up and matched up being that I’m madly in love with this man, he’s also my best friend, the things that used to matter to me before, don’t matter as much now. So yes, we’re going to have a big wedding eventually.” She also expressed how deeply in love she is right now, and the importance of——click the link in the bio to read more at TheShadeRoom.com