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Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement In Order To Have A Family

Did the rap world just lose its queen? Did Ariana Grande just lose her most frequent collaborator? Did Cardi B, somewhere in the world, just let out a victory yell?

Nicki Minaj just made an announcement on Twitter that's left us all very shook.

Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to announce her retirement.

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"I've decided to retire & have my family," Nicki wrote on Thursday afternoon. Nicki just recently changed her Twitter name to "Mrs. Petty" after rumors swirled that she had married her boyfriend Kenneth Petty.

"I know you guys are happy now."

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"To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me," she continued, breaking into what might be her last rhymes ever.

"In the box- cuz ain't nobody checkin me."

She finished her statement with, "Love you for LIFE" with a kissing emoji, a heart emoji, and a unicorn emoji. Fans all over the world are stunned and wondering what exactly this means for Nicki's music career, QUEEN Radio, and all of Nicki's other ventures.

While some fans are upset, others are expressing their gratitude for all Nicki has done for them.

Some also are speculating that this is a temporary retirement, and that her use of "have my family" implies that Nicki might be pregnant.

What is going on, Mrs. Petty? Say it ain't so!