Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. Picture: AP

Nicki Minaj announced on Thursday that she is retiring from music to start a family. 

The last couple of years have been a rough ride for the "Chun Li" rapper. 

Her "Queen" album flopped both commercially and critically, she cancelled the US leg of the Queen tour and landed in a heated feud with fellow female rapper Cardi B. 

However, this year the "Megatron" rapper found love with her convicted sex offender fiance Kenneth Petty and jumped on "Hot Girl Summer" by up-and-coming female rapper Megan Thee Stallion. 

Following her announcement on Thursday, Barbz - Minaj's superfans - pleaded with their queen to take her tweet back as they aren't ready to say goodbye to new music from her.

After the outcry from the Barbz, Minaj posted that the tweet might not have been the best idea and she will be expanding on her retirement decision.