The news initially hit on September 5. “I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” Nicki, 36, tweeted. “I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, X in the box – cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE.”
Fans were shocked to learn that Nicki was stepping out of the spotlight when she previously mentioned a new album. The “Swalla” singer broke her silence as she responded to a fan who asked for her to “address the retirement thing.”
“I’m still right here," Nicki replied to a worried fan on Twitter on September 6. "Still madly in love with you guys & you know that.”
She continued, “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." Nicki capped the tweet off with a heart and praying hands emoji.
Listeners can anticipate an open discussion about Nicki’s exit from the music industry on an upcoming episode of Queen Radio and get some closure.
What do you think Nicki will have to say about her retirement tweet? Sound off in the comments below!