Nicki Minaj's Team Apparently Had No Clue She Was Retiring

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Reports say that Nicki Minaj's team was totally surprised when she announced her retirement -- because they had no clue. According to TMZ, sources say that the announcement came out of nowhere and it was very surprising since the rapper had been in the studio working on new music. She also made plans to record with several artists in the last few days. She has several songs completed and has studio time booked until next month.

So, why is Nicki retiring? The source said that Nicki is tired of Internet trolls and it finally reached a breaking point. The rapper was recently pushed over the edge by the constant questioning over her hip-hop legacy and her relationship with fiance Kenneth Petty.

Those close to her don't believe that the rapper will be hanging up her mic for good. Sources say that Nicki will probably just take a much needed break and needs time to evaluate.

After Nicki made her announcement last week, she followed it up telling fans that she will talk more about it on an upcoming episode of Queen Radio. She tweeted, “I’m still right here. Still madly in love with you guys & you know that. 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.”