Nicki Minaj announces retirement, marriage

Nicki Minaj says she’s “decided to retire and have a family” – and told her fans that she loves them “for life”.

The Grammy-nominated rapper is dating a man called Kenneth Petty and has hinted that they’re planning to get married.

As well as music, the 36-year-old has appeared in several Hollywood films and has her own radio show.

She’s not made it clear how many of her ventures she’s retiring from or, even, if she’s being serious.

For a star who’s known for bold, sometimes conflicting, statements – it’s far from a given that she’s being genuine with this latest announcement.

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But the timing could make sense as some fans have speculated that she’s already married Kenneth Petty in secret.

Newsbeat has contacted her record label for a comment but they haven’t responded.