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Nicki Minaj Is Now a Mom, Reportedly Welcoming Her First Child



It's been an eventful year for everyone, but for rapper and singer Nicki Minaj, her 2020 just leveled up. It's been reported that she has entered into parenthood and welcomed her first baby with her husband. Fans are curious about Nicki Minaj's baby name, and here's what we know so far. 

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Nicki Minaj is reportedly a mother now.

According to Us Weekly, Nicki has entered into motherhood. The publication reports the 37-year-old has welcomed her first child with her husband, Kenneth Petty. This is her first baby, and while she hasn't confirmed the news herself via social media channels, the news has been confirmed by several other publications.  

Their baby was reportedly born on Sept. 30, 2020 in Los Angeles, according to a source who spoke with People

What is Nicki Minaj's baby name?

While the news is still trickling in regarding Nicki's baby, a name has not yet been released, and other details were not made publicly available a few days after the news broke. There has been no confirmation or sources speaking on Nicki's baby's sex, birth weight or length, or even any updates on the health of the new mom and baby. 

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This isn’t to say anything is wrong. Surprisingly, Nicki wasn't too open about her pregnancy in general, opting to only share details and images sporadically and waiting to announce she was expecting while later in the pregnancy and comfortably in the second trimester or early third. 

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For the most part, Nicki Minaj kept her pregnancy pretty under wraps.

Nicki announced the news that she was pregnant on July 20, 2020, sharing an Instagram photo of herself cradling her bare baby bump. She captioned the photo "Preggers" to confirm the news.

The same day, she released three follow up images of the same photoshoot, taken by famed photographer David LaChapelle. "Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude," she captioned the third image. Adding, "Thank you all for the well wishes."

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 Outside of that photoshoot Nicki hasn't been too open about her pregnancy. There were some hints earlier on that she was pregnant, but she never officially confirmed before July 20.

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One person asked during a Twitter Q&A if she was pregnant after thinking she had heard Nicki confirm she was during her "Say So" remix. Nicki had replied, "There are def a few hidden messages in the remix. Only my best babies will unlock the secrets."

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Timing wise, from when she officially announced her pregnancy, she would have been pregnant during the Twitter Q&A. During the same session, Nicki answered a fan's question about food, and it sounds like she may have been dealing with some pregnancy cravings. 

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"Steak. Shrimp. Plus my famous cheeseburgers. So good. Been rlly having red meat cravings then salad cravings with extra jalapeños," she tweeted on May 7. "Ordered Chkn nachos that didn’t come w/jalapeños. Who does that? Wow."

That same day, a fan appeared to jokingly ask, "can you post a baby bump pic Queen." Nicki responded back, "Yea in a couple months. The world ain’t ready yet." While many fans thought she was trolling, little did they know how honest she was being.

Nicki Minaj has been married to her husband and father of her baby Kenneth Petty since October 2019, but the two have known each other, off and on, since childhood. 

Welcome to motherhood, Nicki! We look forward to officially meeting your new baby!

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