Queen Latifah was caught off guard by the news.
She left off with a glimmer of hope for Nicki’s career, adding that “once you’re a rapper, you’re always a rapper. She’ll be back. Let her live first. Let her live some life first.”
Minaj dropped the bomb early last week when she confirmed that she wanted to focus on starting her family with fiancé Kenneth Petty. She would later apologize to fans for the “insensitive” manner in which she delivered the news, opting to do so via a tweet. She promised that she would dive deeper into her decision via her Queen Radio platform on Beats 1.
“I’m still right here,” she comforted in another tweet. “Still madly in love with you guys and you know that […] the tweet was abrupt and insensitive. I apologize.”