American rapper Nicki Minaj is retiring from music!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nNicki issued a statement on Twitter letting her fans know that she\u2019s retiring from music to start a family.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n"I\u2019ve decided to retire and have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, in the box- cuz ain\u2019t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE \u2665" she tweeted.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019m still right here. Still madly in love with you guys and you know that. In hindsight, this should\u2019ve been a Queen Radio discussion and it will be. I promise u guys will be happy. No guests, just us talking about everything. The tweet was abrupt and insensitive, I apologize babe \u2665\u201d she wrote in another tweet.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n[caption id="" align="alignright" width="620"]<img src="https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/certifiedpop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/06\/nicki-minaj-raves-over-soulmate-kenneth-petty-says-theyre-about-to-be-married.jpg?fit=620%2C350" alt="" \/> Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThe Grammy-nominated rapper is dating a man called Kenneth Petty and has hinted that they're planning\u00a0to get married.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nMinaj born, Onika Tanya Maraj, is a Trinidad and Tobago-born rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and model.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Nicki_Minaj" target="_blank">She<\/a> gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes \u201cPlaytime Is Over\u201d, \u201cSucka Free\u201d, and \u201cBeam Me Up Scotty\u201d.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIn 2009, Minaj released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was ultimately certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nShe also played supporting roles in the films\u201d The Other Woman\u201d, and \u201cBarbershop: The Next Cut\u201d,.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nEarly in her career, the singer was known for her colorful costumes and wigs. Her rapping is distinctive for its fast flow and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British cockney.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe American rapper was the first female artist included on MTV's annual Hottest MC List. In 2016, she was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nShe has earned, as a lead artist, four top-five entries on the Billboard Hot 100: "Super Bass" in 2011, "Starships" in 2012, and "Bang Bang" and "Anaconda", both in 2014.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe singer also has accumulated the most Billboard Hot 100 entries among women of all genres, and broken other records including the most top 10 hits among women on the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Airplay chart.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nMinaj has been called one of the most influential female rap artists of all time. Throughout her career, she has received numerous accolades, including six American Music Awards, 11 BET Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, a Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award, and 10 Grammy Award nominations.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nMinaj has sold 20 million singles as a lead artist, 60 million singles as a featured artist, and over five million albums worldwide making her one of the world's best-selling music artists.