Nicki Minaj has announced her retirement from music 2 weeks ago

Nicki Minaj has announced her retirement from music

"I know you guys are happy now."

Nicki Minaj has announced her retirement from music.

The 'Anaconda' singer informed fans of her decision today, stating that she was choosing to retire from music to start a family.

Taking to Twitter this evening, the rapper said that she knew people would be "happy" to hear that she was seemingly leaving the music industry.

"I’ve decided to retire and have my family," she wrote. 

"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’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE."

Minaj's fans have, understandably, not reacted well to her announcement.

Many cried for clarification online with others refusing to believe that the rapper was giving up music for good.

This comes after the artist sparked rumours that she had gotten married after she changed her Twitter name to 'Mrs Petty.'

Minaj has seemingly been dating Kenneth 'Zoo' Petty for a few months. The pair have known each other since they were young but only began a romantic relationship recently.

Petty, who is 40-years-old, is a registered sex offender. He was also convicted of manslaughter in 2002 following the shooting of a man.

Minaj recently defended her relationship with Petty, stating: "He was 15, she was 16… in a relationship. But go awf Internet. Y’all can’t run my life."

"Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo."

The rapper has yet to follow up on her earlier retirement tweet.