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Is Nicki Minaj Retiring?

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Sounds like Nicki Minaj has had enough of the haters. In a new interview, she dishes on how she may never return to Twitter — and what may drive her to “leave the game” for good. Say it ain’t so!

Minaj is in London continuing her U.K. press tour and spoke with Tim Westwood (quotes via Miss Info). Alternating between her Female Weezy persona and a British accent, Minaj first vented about Twitter after Westwood begged her to come back to the microblogging site.

“No. Tim, I can’t,” she said. When Westwood told her how much he and everyone missed her, Minaj replied, “I miss my Barbz … but I can’t come back. I just can’t. Don’t make me, Tim. Please don’t.” The Harajuku Barbie sounds serious!

We just hope she wasn’t serious when she spoke about leaving rap entirely. Though she’s only been on the mainstream landscape for a brief period of time, it’s almost impossible to imagine the game without her. Speaking in her Lil Wayne voice, Minaj said, “People aren’t even giving the kid props for taking it back to the essence. This is my fourth mixtape really. You know what I’m saying,” she continued. “The Kid did like that so she could feed her fans. But really, now the Kid is thinking maybe she should leave the game.”

Minaj’s boyfriend, Safaree Samuels, echoed her concerns, saying, “They ungrateful, they ungrateful in these streets.”

Minaj was quick to clarify that she still adores her Barbz and that they weren’t part of the problem, adding, “Not my Barbz, but all these other folks finna make her leave the game.”

It’s unclear whom exactly Samuels and Minaj were referring to, but we hope she’s just venting and that she doesn’t actually leave. The game needs a fresh female voice like hers!

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