Nicki Minaj has given birth, Real Fam!
On Thursday, both TMZ and People reported that the “Super Bass” rapper delivered her and husband Kenneth Petty’s first child together.
TMZ insiders say the 37-year-old gave birth Wednesday in Los Angeles but did not disclose the baby’s name or sex.
Nicki previously revealed her baby news July on Instagram when she posted pictures from a number of her maternity photo shoots.
“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes,” the MC captioned one of the photos, in which she proudly displays her baby bump.
An Us Weekly source at the time said the musician “is over the moon” about her pregnancy.
“She has wanted to become a mother for a long, long time, and now her dream is finally coming true!” the insider added. “She feels so blessed to be pregnant and can’t wait to meet her mini-me.”
Back in May, Nicki may have hinted that she was expecting when she told fans that she has been having “cravings,” feeling nauseous, and “peeing nonstop.”
When a Twitter user directly asked her to post a baby bump pic, she responded, “Yea in a couple months. The world ain’t ready yet.”
Last October, Nicki married Kenneth, who in April 1995, was convicted of first-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl. He served almost four years in state prison for the crime and was required to register as a sex offender in New York.
This March, Kenneth registered as a sex offender in California after he was arrested for failing to do so.
Nicki has previously defended her husband’s 1995 conviction, writing on social media in December 2018, “he was 15, she was 16 ... in a relationship… But go awf, internet, y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life.”
Aside from the baby he shares with Nicki, fans believe Kenneth is the father of five children.