Nicki Minaj has apologized to her fans after "abruptly" announcing her retirement from the rap game via Twitter.

"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 u guys will be happy. No guests, just us talking about everything. The tweet was abrupt & insensitive, I apologize babe ♥️🙏 "

Her response was to a fan who asked for an explanation about the rap star's decision.

On Thursday, Nicki announced that she is retiring from music so that she can start a family with her fiance, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty. Nicki told fans last month that she and Zoo would be tying the knot within 90 days and that she is ready to have children.

Nicki has been battling her haters and critics for years, but her catalog is solid and despite the sad news - she has forever left her mark on hip hop and the world.

We think she'll come out of retirement soon after starting her family.