Shocking her fans, the 36-year-old rapper, born, Onika Tanya Maraj, issued a public notice that she’s officially quitting music and stated her reason. 

Via the announcement on her Twitter account, the “Queen” rapper mentioned that she is hanging her boots so as she can have the time to make a family. "I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now," she tweeted.

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For some months now, the award-winning rapper has been dating a childhood friend, Kenneth Petty, who is reported to have once been her lover in her younger ages. 

TMZ reports that Nicki and Kenneth Petty took a trip together to the Bev Hills Courthouse on Monday, July 29, 2019, where they both got the marriage license. [Instagram/NickiMinaj]

From the signals the rapper has been sending on social media, coupled with her reason for her shocking retirement, the couple is set to take make things official and have a family.

Though it seems like good news for the singer, her fans aren’t too excited about the news. Others have since been celebrating her whilst others are hoping she makes a u-turn from her announcement soon.

See her tweet below and reaction from her fans and others.