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Nothing could have prepared us for this bombshell…

Nicki Minaj has just revealed that she will be retiring from music, and wants to focus her time on starting a family.

The 36-year-old rapper sensationally announced her retirement plans on Twitter yesterday afternoon, sending users of the social media site into a complete meltdown!

“I’ve decided to retire and have my family,” she tweeted.

“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.”

Understandably, her fans didn’t take the news well, with many people questioning the sincerity of her tweet…

“Please say sike,” a Twitter user wrote.

“Nicki stop this ain’t funny,” another added.

“girl I don’t know why she playing with us,” a hopeful fan wrote, determined to believe that Nicki Minaj’s tweet was part of an elaborate prank.

Despite their disappointment, many other fans were quick to support the rapper’s decision…

“Whatever decision you make, we want you to be happy,” a supportive fan wrote, in reply to Nicki’s bombshell.

Reps for the rapper have yet to comment on her tweet. But if Nicki Minaj really is retiring, she will have a very successful career to look back on.

With 10 Grammy nominations, number 1 albums, and some of the biggest chart-topping singles of our time, there are certainly worse ways to bow out of the music industry.

Good luck with everything, Nicki Minaj!