Nicki Minaj goes to be a mother! The rapper and her husband, Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, expect their first little one collectively, she introduced with a collection of glam maternity photographs displaying off her child bump on social media on July 20.
The glad announcement comes 9 months after she and Petty tied the knot and 10 months after Minaj, 37, despatched followers right into a frenzy when she shared her intention to step out of the highlight to concentrate on the household. “I’ve determined to retire & have my household. I do know you guys are glad now. To my followers, preserve repping me, do it til da demise of me … Love you for LIFE,” she wrote on Twitter.
“Love. Marriage. Child carriage. Overflowing with pleasure & gratitude. Thanks all for the nice needs,” she captioned undoubtedly one of her bump-baring pictures.
In Could, the singer sparked being pregnant rumours when she admitted that she’d been experiencing widespread being hopeful signs — together with meals cravings, nausea and “peeing continuously.” When followers requested if she would share photographs of her child bump, she teased, “Yea in a few months. The world ain’t prepared but.”
The rapper does have a historical past of stoking being pregnant rumours — and getting a kick out of the reactions. On a February 2019 episode of Queen Radio, Minaj introduced she was anticipating earlier than backtracking and explaining it was an enormous joke.
“I’m pregnant,” she stated, releasing a loud chortle moments later. “They actually gon’ consider me — my supervisor’s face! He was about to die!”
In all seriousness, Minaj has spoken brazenly over time about her need to be a mom. “Ten years from now, I’ll have two youngsters, except my husband desires three,” she instructed Cosmopolitan in 2015, envisioning her future marriage, as effectively. “I can be into my health much more, I’ll cease yo-yo weight-reduction plan, and I will be a housewife with careers that I can run from the house. I need to have the ability to prepare dinner for my youngsters, bake cookies for them, and watch them develop up. I simply wish to be a mommy. Take them to highschool, go to the parent-teacher convention, assist them with their homework, and put their work on the fridge.”
The “Yikes” rapper opened as much as Advanced in a December 2014 cowl storey about how necessary turning into a mom is to her, telling outlet. “If I am completed with my fifth album, and I haven’t got a baby by then, regardless of how a lot of cash I’ve. I might be upset, as a lady, as a result of I really feel like I used to be put right here to be a mom.”
She added that marriage must come first — and went on to tie the knot along with her childhood boyfriend in October 2019.
“I’ve positively delayed the spouse factor as a result of I don’t need folks in my enterprise. I might relatively not do something that’s going to be on paper; however, I positively can be married earlier than I’ve my child. I wish to ensure that I do it in that order,” she added to Advanced on time.
“After the fifth [album], I am going to most likely have my child,” she added in her Advanced interview, happening to take a position if she can be a working mom. “I’m wondering if I will be a kind of ladies who balances my little one with a profession… I do not need the kid feeling like they do not have all of my consideration, so I at all times stated, ‘I will take a little bit break.’ However we’ll see.”
“I’ve given myself a time to restrict to take my skilled satisfaction. I don’t wish to work all my life and by no means expertise the fun of a household,” she instructed Vogue Italia in 2014. “It’s not time but, however, after I resolve to get married and develop into a mom, I want to take a break and commit myself fully to my little one.”
Extra lately, Minaj instructed Wonderland journal in 2018, “I like youngsters. I am not going to place that off for much longer.”