Nicki Minaj announces she’s pregnant with her first child

A Baby Barb is on the way!

Congratulations are in order for Nicki Minaj, who recently announced that she’s expecting her first child with husband Kenneth “Zoo” Petty.

Minaj broke the news yesterday via Instagram, showing off her baby bump in a series of pregnancy photos that features the rapper in colorful wigs and various quirky bikinis. “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes,” she wrote.

Minaj—whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj—surprised fans at the end of 2019 by announcing her marriage to Petty, a music industry professional. The couple reportedly first dated in high school before reuniting in December 2018. They later confirmed their union in October 2019.


Following the announcement, plenty of Minaj’s celebrity friends, including Normani, Chance the Rapper and Chloe x Halle, congratulated the rap star on her pregnancy. “You’re going to be the most amazing mommy sis✨🙏🏾 my heart smiles for you. Congratulations!!!!!!” Normani commented.

In February, Minaj revealed that she was working on a follow-up to her 2018 album, Queen, after announcing her retirement at the end of last year. She later went on to drop the song, “Yikes,” and collaborated with Doja Cat and Tekashi 6ix9ine. Last month, Minaj teased a joint album with Lil Wayne in the near future.

Check out her pregnancy announcement below:

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#Preggers 💛

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