Nicki Minaj has issued an apology following her shocking retirement announcement.

The "Anaconda" hitmaker sent fans into a frenzy on Thursday (September 5) after revealing she was officially leaving the music industry to start a family with Kenneth Petty. The original tweet has since been deleted and replaced with an apology, in which she acknowledges she could have been a little more empathetic.

"I'm still right here. Still madly in love with you guys & you know that," the rapper wrote on Twitter. "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."

She also promised another fan that she'll be addressing the news on her radio show, Queen Radio, very soon.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports Minaj's retirement news doesn't make much sense considering she's currently in the studio working on an album. Apparently, she even "made plans to record with several artists in the past few days."

So is Minaj really retiring? We'll have to wait for her to explain, but she wouldn't be the first rapper to announce their retirement only to make a "comeback" soon afterward. Lil Wayne said he’d retire after dropping Tha Carter V, but never did. In 2007, 50 Cent claimed he would retire if his Curtis album didn't outsell Kanye West's Graduation. Guess what? He later admitted it was just a ploy to sell more albums.

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