Fans have been wondering what was up with Nicki Minaj ditching social media. Now, it seems as though she got offline to focus on finishing her album.

TMZ's sources say she hasn't been lying low because she's pregnant (which was a rumor for a while) but because she's finishing up her project, which is expected to drop this year. For those who've been paying attention, Nicki hasn't made any new posts since Dec. 30. Like most creatives, she's able to focus better without the constant distractions of Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Her absence, however, has caused a lot of worry among her devoted Barbz. So much so, that a fan went as far as to create a "Finding Nicki" website that's counting down her return to social.

As for her album, she's said she feels more "free and excited" about this project.

"This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy," she told T-Magazine back in October.. "It feels almost like a celebration. The last album, The Pinkprint, was almost like my diary, closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters. I was really writing about feeling unsure. Now, I can tell you guys what happened for the last two years of my life. I know who I am. I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her.”


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