Nicki Minaj sent her fans into a frenzy with a September tweet announcing her retirement from music. But thanks to a new interview with The Shade Room posted to Instagram on Sunday (Oct. 20), Barbies can rest assured knowing Minaj isn’t done quite yet.
“When I posted that retirement tweet, I knew that I still had music that I already had recorded that was still going to come out,” she said. So the retirement was kind of talking about my album, meaning like, ‘Do I want to go back and record my fifth album?'”
After hinting that she may also have some features in the pipeline, Minaj continued explaining her shocking retirement tweet. “It was really about the fifth album,” Nicki said. “Where do I stand with it now? I didn’t know my fans would act like that with the tweet. It hurt my feelings because I feel like the way I did it was maybe insensitive to my fans. But I didn’t think people were going to take it — I didn’t know it was going to be that big of a deal, so that’s why I deleted it.”
When it comes to marrying her man Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, Minaj expects to file the paperwork neccessary to get married, but she’s unsure if she still wants to have a grand wedding to celebrate. “We’ll definitely do the paperwork portion of the marriage, but the actual wedding, I don’t know,” she stated. “You know when you’re a little girl and you want this big beautiful wedding, and I used to think I was one of those girls, I always wanted the fairytale. But then the things that used to matter to you don’t matter as much.”
Nicki also touched on a recent Kanye West collaboration — seemingly the rumored “New Body” — but she doesn’t know if it will remain on Ye’s Jesus Is King album as he attempts to make the track more gospel-friendly. However, two artists she did highlight with hopes to work with if she does in fact release a fifth album would be DaBaby and Gunna.
Listen to clips from the interview below.
— Sound on! _____________________________________ Earlier this week, #NickiMinaj dropped her highly anticipated #Fendi collection, and we were right there celebrating with her as she commemorated this new milestone that has all of the fashion industry talking. Aside from that, we sat down with Nicki and had an exclusive interview where we talked about what inspired the collection. As well as her upcoming nuptials to her man #KennethPetty, whether or not she’s really retiring, other artists she would love to collaborate with and much more. _____________________________________ If you’re like us, then you’ve been counting down the days since Nicki and Kenneth obtained their marriage license, as we wait for them to officially say their “I Do’s.” Nicki talked to us about their upcoming nuptials and whether or not they’re going to have a big wedding. _____________________________________ She said, “We’ll definitely do the paperwork portion of the marriage, but the actual wedding, I don’t know. You know when you’re a little girl and you want this big beautiful wedding, and I used to think I was one of those girls, I always wanted the fairytale. But then the things that used to matter to you don’t matter as much because I remember wanting those things with people, where real love wasn’t there. So now I feel like now that everything has finally lined up and matched up being that I’m madly in love with this man, he’s also my best friend, the things that used to matter to me before, don’t matter as much now. So yes, we’re going to have a big wedding eventually.” She also expressed how deeply in love she is right now, and the importance of——click the link in the bio to read more at TheShadeRoom.com