Nicki Minaj Is a Mom! Rapper and Husband Kenneth Petty Welcome First Child
From "Super Bass" to super mom!
Nicki Minaj has given birth to her first child, a source confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.
Minaj, 37, announced her pregnancy news on Instagram in July, alongside a set of glam snapshots featuring the singer baring her baby bump.
In two of the photos, the then-mom-to-be rocked a curly, bright-yellow hairdo, an intricately decorated bikini and sparkly platform stilettos. Another showed her in a ruffled bottom, white knee-high stockings and a blue done-up hairstyle, complete with a bright-green bow.
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"#Preggers 💛," Minaj captioned the first image of her cradling her belly, writing to accompany the third (which showed Minaj lounging on a pink couch), "Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes. 💛"
"I've decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me … Love you for LIFE," she wrote on Twitter.
In June 2019, Minaj said on "Queen Radio" that she and Petty had acquired a marriage license.
"We did get our marriage license," the "Anaconda" rapper said during her show on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio. "I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness. It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I'm there, I don't want to compromise that for anyone or anything."
Then in July of that year, Minaj (birth name: Onika Maraj) appeared to confirm she was engaged — and expecting — in her Chance the Rapper collaboration ″Zanies and Fools.″ As she rapped on the track, ″He the Clyde to my Bonnie, 'bout to walk down the aisle and be a mommy″ and ″I met my husband when I was 17 out in Queens."
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Minaj revealed the exciting news that the two had wed in late October 2019 with a video on Instagram, showing matching ″Mr. and Mrs." mugs and black and white baseball caps with "Bride" and ″Groom" written across the front.
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