Nicki Minaj Fans Don’t Believe She’s Really Retiring; “Girl Go Take a Nap”

It’s been an interesting few hours for Nicki Minaj fans, also known as the Barbs. Hours ago, Nicki Minaj announced that she was going into retirement to start a family with her highly problematic boyfriend. Reactions from fans have been extraordinarily varied. While some fans are completely gutted by the news and have no idea what to do with themselves, others have differing opinions. Some of Nicki Minaj’s most loyal fans are positive that the rapper is not retiring at all.

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Is Nicki Minaj ready for a husband and kids

Nicki Minaj has been gaining recognition since way back in 2007. However, after the singer debuted her first studio album, Pink Print, she began accruing international success. With four studio albums under her belt, Nicki Minaj is one of the highest-selling musical artists in the entire world. But despite all of her fame and success, Nicki Minaj seems ready to give that all up in favor of more domestic life.

Nicki Minaj announces she is going into retirement

“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, Check in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin’ me. Love you for LIFE,” the 36-year old tweeted to her fans this morning In true Nicki Minaj fashion, the retirement announcement seemed to be full of some not-so-subtle shade. “I know you guys are happy now” is likely directed at critics of hers or even other people in the entertainment industry who the artist has had beef with presently or in the past.

Nicki Minaj’s retirement announcement caused a myriad of responses. Some fans were completely devastated at the news and shared feelings of despair on the rapper’s social media profiles. Critics of the “Super Bass” singer expressed joy upon hearing the news. However, there were also a fair amount of people who had very mixed feeling about the announcement. Fans felt sad that she was leaving the music industry, happy that she was fulfilling her dreams by starting a family and completely baffled by her choice in a partner for said family.

Fans don’t believe Nicki Minaj is going to retire

Contrastingly, some fans are fully convinced that the artist has absolutely no plans to retire. Citing everything from trolling to recklessness, a large subset of Barbs are not taking the news seriously at all. “She said this 5 years ago too so she already a lil behind lmao. Opening track of the pinkprint, “all things go”,” one loyal fan tweeted in response to the artist’s announcement. The fan was convinced that since Nicki Minaj announced retirement several years ago in a more subtle way, but failed to follow through, she had no intentions of truly going anywhere.

“She knows da*mn well she’s not going to retire. I love you sis, but girl…go take a nap,” one skeptical fan tweeted. “You ain’t goin’ no d*mn where,” one confident Instagram user wrote under the rapper’s most recent Instagram post. Other fans chimed in that there was no way that the artist was leaving before releasing her fifth studio album.

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Honestly, we’re not sure what to believe. Nicki Minaj is notorious for trolling fans and critics alike, and announcing a fake retirement is a way to do just that. However, if she is truly planning to leave the music industry, we wish her nothing but success in starting the family that she so desperately craves.