Nicki Minaj announces retirement on Twitter

Rapper Nicki Minaj announced her retirement on Twitter Thursday. 

"I've decided to retire and have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin you for life." 

The MC and New York native, born Onika Tanya Maraj, is one of the best-selling hip-hop artists with 104 chart-topping hits, including songs she was featured in, like Ariana Grande's "Side to Side," and "MotorSport" with Migos and Cardi B, as well as "Beauty And A Beat," with heartthrob Justin Bieber. She also has 17 songs that made the Billboard Hot 100. 

According to Billboard, her biggest hit was 2014 summer anthem "Anaconda," which peaked number two on the Billboard shorts. Her song "Super Bass," reached number three on the charts in 2011, according to her chart history reported by Billboard. 

She recently released "Megatron" in late June and also hosts a podcast titled "Queen Radio." 

The rapper, who was previously linked to fellow rapper Meek Mill, has been seriously dating Kenneth Petty. She frequently posts pictures of the two of them to her social media channels. 

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