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American Rapper, Nicki Minaj | Photo: Goggle
Seemingly out of nowhere, Nicki Minaj has retired.

On Thursday afternoon (Sept. 5), the New York rapper, who toured Europe earlier this year, posted a tweet in which she suggests she's hanging up her microphone for good.
"I’ve decided to retire & have my family," Nicki wrote. "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."
Nicki doesn't get too specific with her tweet, but the part about starting her family could be an allusion to her purportedly impending marriage to her fiance Kenneth Petty and her potential plans to have a child with him.