It's official: Nicki Minaj has announced she's pregnant with her first child! As reported by Us Weekly, the Grammy nominee confirmed the news that she and husband Kenneth Petty are expecting a baby on her Instagram account.
Minaj posted a series of photos on her Instagram that showed her posing with her baby bump in a colorful bikini-style outfit. Adorned with gems, flowers, a vibrant wig, and some seriously high heels, the rapper captioned one of the photos, “#Preggers.”
“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes,” the rapper captioned another photo of her reclining on a pink couch. The comments section was flooded by well-wishes from excited fans and celebrities alike. From the photos, Nicki seems to be far along in her pregnancy. It looks like she couldn't be more excited to be a mom!
Minaj has been vocal in the past about her desire to become a mother. She told Complex in 2014:
“[My biggest fear] is that I’ll become so consumed with work that I’ll forget to live my personal life to the fullest. If I’m done with my fifth album and I don’t have a child by then, no matter how much money I have, I would be disappointed, as a woman, because I feel like I was put here to be a mother. … I definitely will be married before I have my baby. I want to make sure I do it in that order. I’ve always felt like that since I was young; my mother always put that in my head.”
Congratulations to Nicki and Kenneth!