What Recently Happened to Nicki Minaj?

Recently, there has been quite a buzz surrounding the famous rapper Nicki Minaj. Let’s dive into what has been happening in her life.

The Retirement Announcement

In September 2019, Nicki Minaj shocked her fans by announcing her retirement from the music industry. She took to twitter and wrote, “I’ve decided to retire & have my family“. This unexpected announcement left her fans and the music industry in a state of shock.

Comeback with ‘Yikes’

However, it didn’t take long for Nicki Minaj to make a comeback. In February 2020, she released a new single called ‘Yikes’, which quickly gained popularity.

The song showcased her signature rap style and fiery lyrics that her fans love. It was evident that Nicki Minaj wasn’t ready to leave the music scene just yet.

Motherhood and Marriage

In July 2020, Nicki Minaj surprised everyone once again by announcing her pregnancy on Instagram. She posted a series of stunning photos showing off her baby bump with the caption “#Preggers“. Fans around the world expressed their joy and excitement for this new chapter in her life.

A few months later, in October 2020, it was revealed that Nicki Minaj had tied the knot with Kenneth Petty in a private ceremony. The couple had been dating since 2018 and finally made things official. Despite some controversy surrounding Petty’s past legal issues, they seemed happy together.

‘Beam Me Up Scotty’ Mixtape Re-Release

In May 2021, Nicki Minaj delighted her fans once again by re-releasing her 2009 mixtape ‘Beam Me Up Scotty’. The re-release featured new tracks, including collaborations with Drake and Lil Wayne. This move gave her fans a taste of the old Nicki that they had been missing.

Legal Troubles

However, amidst all the positive news, Nicki Minaj also faced some legal troubles. In August 2021, her husband Kenneth Petty pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in California. This led to a slew of legal issues for both of them.

The Controversial Vaccine Tweets

Most recently, Nicki Minaj found herself in the midst of controversy due to some tweets she made regarding COVID-19 vaccines. She shared a story about a cousin’s friend who allegedly experienced adverse side effects after receiving the vaccine. Her tweets sparked debates and drew criticism from various sources, including health officials.


Nicki Minaj’s journey over the past couple of years has been filled with surprises, from retirement announcements to comebacks, motherhood, marriage, and legal troubles. Despite everything, she continues to captivate her fans with her music and outspoken personality.