Nicki Minaj is pregnant.
The Grammy nominated rapper made the announcement in a series of Instagram posts on Monday, July 20 (PH time) as she posted photos of her showing her baby bump.
“#Preggers,” she wrote in the caption of one of her posts.
She also thanked family, friends, and fans who congratulated her on the milestone.
Among them were fellow music personalities Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, Chance the Rapper, Cindy Lauper, Normani, Big Sean, Vanessa Hudgens, and Perrie Edwards.
“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you for all the well wishes,” she said.
Hours following her announcement, Nicki topped the trending list on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Congrats To Beautiful @NICKIMINAJ 💝 for receiving this beautiful gift from god ❤️ she is pregnant!!! She will be a beautiful mother and will have such beatiful kid #lilbarbie ❤️ pic.twitter.com/UQy6eWdWGV— C.💍 (@naturallymecj_) July 21, 2020
nicki minaj finally giving her "sons" a sibling. congratulations female weezy 👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/lGylFcvm2p— #diaryofnasawali (@nasawali_phame) July 20, 2020
Last year she announced she was leaving the music scene.— Richard Kitheka (@goldfishpr) July 20, 2020
Now, she has broken the internet with a new song, a baby announcement and new record hits on Instagram.
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Rumors of Nicki being pregnant first surfaced in May, after the “Starship” hitmaker said she was "throwing up” and experiencing "nausea and peeing non-stop.” She didn’t confirm or deny the speculations, but when asked if she would share a pic of her baby bump, she responded, "Yea in a couple months. The world ain't ready yet."
Nicki is expecting her first child with her husband, Kenneth Petty.
Last October, she surprised fans when she posted about tying the knot with Kenneth, an old friend of hers.
In an interview with People magazine last June, Nicki talked about how much she enjoys married life.
“When you have someone that feels like your soulmate or someone who understands you, it just makes you feel like you're on top of the world," she said.
Prior to her marriage with Petty, Nicki was in a relationship with fellow rapper Meek Mill. The two separated in 2017. Nicki was also previously in a longterm relationship with another rapper, Safaree Samuels.