Renowned female music star Nicki Minaj has announced she is retiring from the music industry to concentrate on family.

Nicki Minaj, 36, shared the news on Twitter in a rhyming message, even as she has topped the charts with her work.

The rapper wrote In a tweet, saying: “I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me.

“Love you for LIFE.”

As a celebrity, the messages has gone viral and retweeted tens of thousands of times and liked hundreds of thousands of times.

According a reliable source, Nicki Minaj is currently dating Kenneth Petty, who is allegedly a registered sex offender. The website reports that the pair have been discussing marriage and children, with rumours swirling that they have already tied the knot.

Also, Petty’s offences came when he was 16, and dating a 15-year-old, with claims they were in a relationship.

Speaking on her podcast Queen Radio, Minaj said she and Petty had to refile for a marriage license after their first one expired, convincing fans they had got married.

But her retirement may lead to some confusion because she also said: “We’ll do the big wedding later. I’ll be married before my album comes out but will have my wedding after the album comes out.”

Minaj changed her Twitter name to Mrs Petty in August, but has not spoken about getting married. She’s not known to be pregnant.

She first burst onto the music scene in 2010, with her album Pink Friday. She’s become known for her outspoken comments, feuds with other singers, and colourful wigs.

She has won six American Music Awards, has been a judge on American Idol, and was named in Time’s 100 most influential people in 2016.

Her other albums include The Pinkprint and Queen. She also lent her voice to Steffie in Ice Age: Continental Drift, and was in The Other Woman alongside Cameron Diaz in 2014.

Her representatives have been contacted for comment.

Source: Sky News