NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Is Nicki Minaj really hanging up the mic?

The chart-topping rapper announced Thursday on Twitter that she “decided to retire & have my family.” Her announcement comes as a surprise after she recently made a guest appearance on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer.”

In the tweet, Minaj she took a jab at her critics and asked her fans to “keep reppin me, do it til da death of me.”

A screengrab of a now-deleted Tweet of Nicki Minaj announcing her retirement on Sept. 5, 2019. (credit: Twitter/NickiMinaj)

The tweet prompted an outcry from fans on Twitter. Minaj has since deleted it. She later took to Twitter to say she would be discussing it on her radio show and apologized for it, calling it “abrupt & insensitive.”

In July, Minaj announced she was pulling out a show in Saudi Arabia to show support women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She also canceled her appearance at the BET Experience Concert earlier this year.

Last year, Minaj released her fourth studio album “Megatron.”

A representative for Minaj didn’t immediately reply to messages.

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