Rapper Nicki Minaj has said she's leaving the music industry to focus on family Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File
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Rapper Nicki Minaj announces retirement

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By KEVORK DJANSEZIAN

Nicki Minaj on Thursday surprised fans by announcing her retirement from rap, saying she was going to focus on family.

The provocative 36-year-old known for hits like "Super Bass" is engaged to music executive Kenneth Petty, and she recently said a wedding is in the cards in the coming months.

"I've decided to retire & have my family," tweeted the wildly successful rapper raised in the New York borough of Queens.

"I know you guys are happy now," she continued. "To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, X in the box - cuz ain't nobody checkin me."

"Love you for LIFE."

Minaj's profanity-laced lyrics, skin-baring music videos and unique, animated flow first catapulted her to fame in 2010.

Last month she appeared in rising star Megan Thee Stallion's song "Hot Girl Summer."

In June 2019 she released a single entitled "Megatron" and said she had a new studio album in the works, which would be her fifth.

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Yeah right. How many times have we heard that plea for attention that was immediately followed by some new work they wanted attention for?

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That would be good news if it was real. Her music is trash.

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Her music is trash.

Without a standardized definition of what quality music is, whether or not music is trash is entirely subjective. A quantitative/objective view on whether or not music is trash would be to look at the number of people who liked it. After all, what is the purpose of music if not to create an emotion within people, which results in them wanting to listen to it again? So the amount that a song is listened to gives a quantitative level which we can use to determine the quality of the music, by definition of the degree to which the song evoked an interest for people to listen to it.

Nikki Minage has sold a LOT of music. A LOT of people have listened to a LOT of songs.

Some people can rightly claim that her music is trash to them. But on an objective level, it's pretty hard to call her music trash, for if it actually was, it wouldn't have been listened to as much as it was.

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Beauty is in the ears of the beholder.

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Nikki Minage has sold a LOT of music. A LOT of people have listened to a LOT of songs.

Some people can rightly claim that her music is trash to them. But on an objective level, it's pretty hard to call her music trash, for if it actually was, it wouldn't have been listened to as much as it was.

Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, N'SYNC and the poopheads behind the Macarena sold a lot of music too but that doesn't mean that it's good - does it? There's a lot of junk from the past that sold well that nobody wants to remember now, it doesn't measure up over time.

Sheep will be sheep, guided by the hand and being told to consume any garbage fed to them. And Nikki Minage's music has no redeeming cultural or artistic quality to it whatsoever. It's not entertaining, it's not very interesting, it's egotistical rubbish and it won't be remembered in 30 years because no one will want to remember her trash.

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Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, N'SYNC and the poopheads behind the Macarena sold a lot of music too but that doesn't mean that it's good - does it?

Without an objective definition of what 'good music' is, the only objective metric that can be used is the degree to which people listened to the music. That does in fact mean that the artists you listed above made good music.

Or do you have some other way that can be used to objectively determine what is good music?

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Without an objective definition of what 'good music' is, the only objective metric that can be used is the degree to which people listened to the music. That does in fact mean that the artists you listed above made good music.

Or do you have some other way that can be used to objectively determine what is good music?

Good music is something you can relate to, it says something about your life. It's fresh, innovative, original. Something to fall onto on every day no matter your mood, and that can vary from day to day. It stays in your head with a good melody. It lasts over time as you get older.   

Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, N'SYNC and the poopheads behind the Macarena sold a lot of music too but that doesn't mean that it's good - does it?

That stuff is shoved down the throats of America by corporate suited automatons and the sheep masses eat it up, just like they do our youth culture, TV, clothes, hairstyles, and even religion and yes, our wars. America has been operated by these corporate cretins for over 2 decades and it makes me sick. I don't let the sheep guide me around.

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