The 36-year-old made the out-of-nowhere announcement on Twitter. Minaj, says she will focus on starting a family with her beau, Kenneth Petty. I've decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now, @NICKIMINAJ, via Twitter. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, X in the box- cuz ain't nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE, @NICKIMINAJ, via Twitter. Needless to say, fans of the "Megatron" songstress are devastated. Well I guess it's about time I welcome my depression back, @Nicki_Mixtapes, via Twitter. Retireeee?!?!?! This gotta be a joke pls, @LadyLeshurr, via Twitter. The 10-time Grammy nominee has released four studio albums over her illustrious career. She has also dropped over 100 singles and earned five MTV Video Music Awards.