Earlier this month, Nicki Minaj stopped her fans in their tracks when she announced her retirement from music. The “Megatron” rapper noted that she’s stepping away from the industry to focus on starting a family with her partner Kenneth Petty.
Although Minaj returned to her social media platforms to apologize to her fans for the sudden reveal, others have vocalized their reactions, including Queen Latifah. The rap pioneer supported Minaj’s decision to focus on her personal life but noted that once you’re a rapper, you’ll always have a hunger for the art form.
When the cameraman asked Latifah for her thoughts, the award-winning entertainer said Minaj “must be in love and happy,” adding, “Let her live, she’s been grinding for a long time.” Shortly after her initial tweet, Minaj cleared the air and said she will discuss her decision in-depth on her Queen Radio platform in the near future.
“I’m still right here. Still madly in love with you guys & you know that,” she tweeted. “In hindsight, this should’ve been a Queen Radio discussion & it will be. I promise u guys will be happy. No guests, just us talking about everything. The tweet was abrupt & insensitive, I apologize babe.”