Nicki Minaj Talks New Music, Upcoming Marriage, & Retirement

Published: Monday 21st Oct 2019 by Sam

Nicki Minaj is no stranger to headlines and the last few months have seen her be a magnet for many.

Indeed, beyond making waves for her relationship with Kenneth Petty, Onika sent relative shockwaves through the music sphere when she announced was “retiring.”

Now, she’s speaking up and out about all.

Full story below…

Speaking with The Shade Room with promoting her new Fendi collaboration, here’s what she said…

On Marriage:

“We’ll definitely do the paperwork portion of the marriage, but the actual wedding, I don’t know. You know when you’re a little girl and you want this big beautiful wedding, and I used to think I was one of those girls, I always wanted the fairytale. But then the things that used to matter to you don’t matter as much because I remember wanting those things with people, where real love wasn’t there. So now I feel like now that everything has finally lined up and matched up being that I’m madly in love with this man, he’s also my best friend, the things that used to matter to me before, don’t matter as much now. So yes, we’re going to have a big wedding eventually.”

On Her Boo, More Broadly:

“With him, we’re more best friends, first and foremost. If he asks something of me or vice versa. It’s not like a demand, it’s like I want to do it because I respect and love you so much, and I want to do it because of the way you respect me, that’s kind of how our relationship is.”

On Retiring:

“So, it was really about the fifth album. Where do I stand with it, I didn’t know my fans were going to act like that with the tweet, and it hurt my feelings. I felt like the way I did it was like insensitive to my fans, I didn’t know it was going to be that big of a deal. So that’s why I deleted it because it had like 600,000 likes and it was up for like less than an hour, and it took on a life of its own. But you know what, I’m a human being and sometimes in the middle of all this chaos, you’re a woman, you’re a human being, you have feelings, you may speak out of term. You may do things or say things where you’re like ‘what the hell was I talking about or thinking about,’ but I’m human.”

On Music:

“I just recently collaborated with the Da Baby, so you know he got to return that favor, and Gunna, I love Gunna. So, if there is an album there’s going to be way more than that if there is an album, but those are two new people that I haven’t had on an album yet who I would love to work with them. Now that I’ve gotten to know them, they are sweet and respectful and also just dope at their craft. It was also dope working with Megan as well, that’s just in terms of rap.”


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🔊 Sound on! _____________________________________ Earlier this week, #NickiMinaj dropped her highly anticipated #Fendi collection, and we were right there celebrating with her as she commemorated this new milestone that has all of the fashion industry talking. Aside from that, we sat down with Nicki and had an exclusive interview where we talked about what inspired the collection. As well as her upcoming nuptials to her man #KennethPetty, whether or not she’s really retiring, other artists she would love to collaborate with and much more. _____________________________________ If you’re like us, then you’ve been counting down the days since Nicki and Kenneth obtained their marriage license, as we wait for them to officially say their “I Do’s.” Nicki talked to us about their upcoming nuptials and whether or not they’re going to have a big wedding. _____________________________________ She said, “We’ll definitely do the paperwork portion of the marriage, but the actual wedding, I don’t know. You know when you’re a little girl and you want this big beautiful wedding, and I used to think I was one of those girls, I always wanted the fairytale. But then the things that used to matter to you don’t matter as much because I remember wanting those things with people, where real love wasn’t there. So now I feel like now that everything has finally lined up and matched up being that I’m madly in love with this man, he’s also my best friend, the things that used to matter to me before, don’t matter as much now. So yes, we’re going to have a big wedding eventually.” She also expressed how deeply in love she is right now, and the importance of——click the link in the bio to read more at

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Suffice to say, we never quite digested there being any kind of finality to her “retirement.”

With that, it’ll be interesting to see when and how she decides to…”return.”

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  1. Nicky October 21, 2019

    Lot of Respect for Nicki.

    She has accomplished a ton

    • Clarkson October 21, 2019

      But no number 1 or Grammy

      Camila has two number 1’s.
      Arianna has 2 number 1’s
      Lizzo has 1 number one
      Billie eilish has 1 number one
      Halsey has 2 number 1’s
      Gaga has 4 number 1’s

      All these girls got number 1’s this year.

      • E. October 21, 2019


      • shawn October 21, 2019

        so what nicki is way more accomplished f*** a no. 1 that’s silly af.

  2. DC3 FOREVER October 21, 2019

    Only thing that will put her back on the map is if she goes back to fun crazy Nicki. Doesnt have to be over the top outfits but music we need fun from her all this other s*** she got going on is boring.

    • Clarkson October 21, 2019

      Honey she has done fun nicki and she still flopped

      Barbie dreams was fun nicki and she flopped.

  3. WWWD WHAT WOULD WHITNEY DO October 21, 2019

    People still need to apologise to Nicki Minaj…….we didn’t forget how the industry was acting when that b**** was out,…..I mean they need to apologise to her…..she isn’t retiring….soooorrry

    And her bday coming up too….

    • Clarkson October 21, 2019

      She needs to apologise to us for releasing a song called stupid ho0.

    • only facts October 21, 2019

      Girl, nobody owes Nicki and apology. Nicki owes Kim, Cardi, Remy and even Iggy an apology. She tried to have them all blacklisted. Let’s not forgot how Nicki (allegedly) wouldn’t allow MTV to give Cardi B her 2018 VMA on the main stage, so she had to accept it in the audience. Let’s not forget how Nicki wouldn’t allow BET to air Cardi B winning the 2018 Best Female Hip Hop award. Nick is a dirty dog. Unfortunately, this is her karma. Stay humble. Own up to what you’ve done, then maybe the general public will come around again. But maybe not. One thing about Cardi is she’s not jealous of these other female rappers. Nicki came out with no competition in 2008/9. Cardi came out with plenty of competition in the beginning.

      • King of Kingz October 21, 2019

        Lmao are you dumb, Nicki never tried to have any of them b****** blackballed or blacklisted. Cardi has just given birth & wasnt @ the 2018 BET awards so that’s why it didn’t air her winning. Kim simply fell off & as you can see 14 years later & ain’t no checking for her new music. She tried doing a Song with Remy when she got out of jail & Remy turned her down. Nobody took or takes Iggy seriously. Nicki has shown love to other female rappers & did songs with them including Kim & Cardi. Anybody tell Mariah to be nice to Jlo or Ariana or tell Aretha to be nice to the young girls

      • only facts October 21, 2019

        Are you dumb?! Even if the recipient of an award is not present at the ceremony, they always have a pre-recorded video from the winner. They didn’t do that for Cardi in 2018. Cardi had to acknowledge her win on Instagram. Nicki tried her hardest to block Cardi from all of these shows. Admit it, Nicki tried to stop bags, and it worked up until Cardi came around.

      • I Mean… October 21, 2019

        The irony in your name being “only facts” but spreading nothing but allegations and unproven half truths. How you think ONE woman going to blacklist all those people. BET didn’t air whatever they aired because they didn’t air it. She didn’t stop no bags – she was simply was popping and bags weren’t being offered nowhere else. Remy accused her of stopping bags but provided no proof. Kim claims she stopped her bag but no proof. Cardi don’t even know why she mad at Nicki…that was orchestrated by the internet and people around her hyping it up..and Iggy? She has a #1 song for 7 weeks… how did Nicki stop her bag? — that was the internet who trolled her for her accent and that meme where she sounded like she was saying gibberish.

        Y’all try to say Nicki a flop and a has-been…yet turn around and say she has all this power to bring all these women down. Kim dropped a project and you paid it sawdust…did Nicki do that too?

        Is she washed up and a flop or is she mega powerful career destroyer? Pick your villain.

  4. only facts October 21, 2019

    I watched the E True Hollywood Story last night on E! and let’s just say I wish Nicki had a better attitude. Listening to all of those hip-hop legends talk about the struggle female rappers face, and how you can name all of them because it’s only been a handful that make it, shows that there needs to be unity among female MC’s. The narrative on THS was that the industry pitted Nicki against Cardi, but in actuality, Nicki did it herself. Nicki would truly be the Queen of Hip Hop if she embraced other female rappers and helped bring them on. But she’s jealous, insecure, and wants to be the only female rapper. If Nicki helped mold up and coming female rappers, the public would come around to her again, but for now, she’s just a bitter, middle-aged lady that’s mad at other females coming up.

    Sad. I want Nicki, Cardi, Kim, Remy, Missy, Trina, Megan, Kash, and every other female rapper to have success. If there can be 900 male rappers on the charts, there’s no reason it can’t be 900 female rappers on the charts. Humble yourself Nicki.

    • E. October 21, 2019

      Didn’t none of them other female rappers you mentioned put another female rapper on. Why do Nicki have to be the one to do it? A female didn’t put her on.

      • only facts October 21, 2019

        Missy collaborated with Kim on Lady Marmalade which resulted in Kim getting her first #1 and Grammy.

        Lets also not forget about Ladies Night which included SEVERAL female hip hop artists.

        All I’m saying is if Nicki was truly about female empowerment like she says, then throughout her 10 year reign, with all the power she had, why did she never say “hey, I really wish there were other female rappers. I want more of us and I want us to unite.” But nope, she wanted to be the only female rapper, and this is her karma.

    • I Mean… October 21, 2019

      The reason that isn’t possible is because of people pitting them against each other unlike males. Believing false narratives. Nicki rarely struck first in any of her beefs. It was always dirt being thrown on her name and then when she responded it was turned into “Nicki is anti-female” “Nicki is bitter” Nicki isn’t humble” Why she have to carry all these female rappers to freedom but not one of them was there to lend a hand when she was going through her industry battles…solo. Aside from Trina.

      • only facts October 21, 2019

        Girl, Nicki instigated the sh*t with Cardi. All of those subliminal lyrics she was giving. She’s no victim. People were not pitting them against each other. Nicki wanted to be the only female rapper on the charts. SHE instigated the beef. It’s only a matter of time before she goes after Megan. Watch. And Meg will rock her world

      • I Mean… October 21, 2019

        Lol only facts you need to get your facts straight. Did you get this information from Atlantic? Lets take a walk down memory lane…

        When Bodak Yellow went #1 Nicki posted publicly on twitter congrats and how good it was to have a fellow New Yorker have a #1. Cardi said “means so much coming from you”… no bad blood.

        Fast forward…Quavo asked Nicki to get on a song. He decided to throw Offset & Takeoff a bone. Then asked if Cardi could be included (since shes dating Offset). Nicki said sure. In fact, she throw a complimentary line towards Cardi — “If Cardi the QB then I’m Nick Lombardi”

        Let’s break that down… If Cardi is the star player right now, then I am Nick Lombardi aka Vince Lombardi (the trophy teams win at the superbowl). Cardi and her label wanted Nicki to change her verse removing Cardi’s name…cause they felt it was a diss. Cardi gave interviews playing like she didnt know why she changed her verse. Video shoot — Nicki missed cause her hairstylist couldnt make it…but Cardi and her label fed the narrative that she didnt show up cause of bad blood with Cardi.

        Fast forward…Cardi got mad thinking Nicki liked a comment about her daughter. It has since been discovered this was false and photoshopped. Cardi then tries to attack Nicki at Fashion Week… THIS is when Nicki began targeting her through Queen Radio and music.

        Note: If everytime some says these b******, these h***, these n*****, that b****, etc. they are throwing shots..then every rapper is dissing every rapper at all times.

        Why would she go against Meg when Meg has shown nothing but love? Never hopped on a hate train or use her name in a false narrative to get an interview? People are definitely pitting them against each other more than they needed too, and if you don’t see that then the only fact here is you delusional.


  5. Dc October 21, 2019

    Her fans were so hurt then why they let all her s*** lately flop ?

  6. High Price October 21, 2019

    Ummmm…… smh the way she’s been talking about her marriage is weird. Paper work, making a baby, etc… it’s like she’s talking about securing some type of business deal could possibly be a success. It just doesn’t make any sense when you think of “Love” or a traditional marriage. Most people know the PROCESS of a marriage being DOCUMENTED, so why is that even a conversation? Beyonce, Ciara or hell even Kim Kardashian would NEVER.

    On another note, she just needs to do HER in terms of music. I honestly think her next album will do good sales wise. She has a strong oddly loyal fanbase. And how could she say she didn’t think it would be that big of a deal to go out like that? That was stupid/pity/sympathy talk. She knows damn well she’s made an impact in the industry whether people want to admit it or not. A Jayz “Black Album Era” approach would have of course been the better approach. But I will say, she’s digging a grave for herself. Her last album was named Queen, yet she hasnt been moving like one since “Shether”. Gotta do better Nick! Smh.

  7. Just Sayin’ October 21, 2019

    Why don’t she just stay retired. Isnt her biological clock ticking? Just go and have Mr. Petty baby you won’t be missed.

  8. Swirly October 21, 2019

    So when is she releasing those American tour dates?

    • Only Facts October 21, 2019

      When they create a hologram for her.

  9. Shayla Queen October 21, 2019

    Iggy Azalea QUEEN OF RAP

  10. ? The Real Jasmine’s Grape Juice ?? October 21, 2019

    We love ❤️ Nicki Minaj and Clearly her Haters are Fans as well that’s why the same ones Hating are on Every Post that mentions Nicki Minaj, she is loved world ? wide and respected ✊? as the Queen ? of Rap. Y’all been hating this woman over 10 years and she’s still here and still standing a true QUEEN ?

    • Shayla Queen October 21, 2019

      She’s a wrinkly old floppy ball bag like yo tired ass

  11. October 21, 2019

    Nicki doing her.

  12. Jasmine The Real Princess October 21, 2019


  13. Sandie October 21, 2019

    Luv you Nicki . …lots of respect

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