On Thursday (Sept. 5), Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to announce that she was retiring, and the “Megatron” rapper received a flood of tweets from her Barbz in regards to the surprising announcement.

“Can u please just address this retirement thing. You never left us so hurt your entire career. We’re just hurting Nicki 🙁 it’s US it’s the barbz plz…,” one Barb tweeted Minaj.

“I’m still right here. Still madly in love with you guys & you know that. In hindsight, this should’ve been a Queen Radio discussion & it will be. I promise you guys will be happy. No guests, just us talking about everything. The tweet was abrupt & insensitive, I apologize,babe, ” Minaj tweeted in response.

“Like yea it might be a bit dramatic but a lot of barbz are really shaken by this. I just need her to talk to us about it or something,” another Barb tweeted Minaj. In response, Nicki Minaj promised her beloved fans that she would talk to them about her shocking decision to leave the rap game. “I will babe. I promise. I love you so much,” Minaj tweeted.

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