Retirement Rap: 5 Rappers Who’ve Threatened to Leave Hip-Hop


“This is my fourth mixtape really,” Nicki Minaj said to UK radio host Tim Westwood of the lack of appreciation for her latest album. “The Kid did like that so she could feed her fans. But really, now the Kid is thinking maybe she should leave the game.” And haven’t we heard this one before.

Granted, Nicki isn’t the only emcee to ponder rap departure. VIBE counts down five other rappers who’ve considered dipping from the game in recent times.