BY JAMI GANZ
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS
Nicki Minaj apologized early Friday morning for announcing her retirement via Twitter Thursday and leaving fans in shock.
“I’m still right here. Still madly in love with you guys & you know that,” Minaj assured a confused fan suffering from the whiplash.
The rapper, 36, also implied she’d discuss her plans more on her Beats 1 show, “Queen Radio.”
“In hindsight, this should’ve been a Queen Radio discussion & it will be,” she wrote.
The “Super Bass” artist, born Onika Tanya Maraj, went on to promise fans of her planned radio discussion, “No guests, just us talking about everything.”
“The tweet was abrupt & insensitive, I apologize babe,” Minaj stated.
Long brewing rumors about Minaj’s plans to settle down came to a head Thursday afternoon when the Queens-raised musician tweeted, “I’ve decided to retire & have my family.”
Minaj, who recently revealed she and boyfriend Kenneth “Zoo” Petty have a marriage license, has also sparked pregnancy rumors with the “Zanies and Fools” lyric, “He the Clyde to my Bonnie, ‘bout to walk down the aisle and be a mommy.’ “
Though the retirement tweet seemed to be an indicator of a bun in the oven, Minaj has made several suggestive remarks in recent months, according to People.