Nicki Minaj is a new mom! She welcomed her first child with husband Kenneth Petty on Wednesday (Sept. 30) in Los Angeles.
The baby’s name and sex has yet to be revealed. Nicki’s little one comes only a few months after she announced her pregnancy. Back in July, the “Moment for Life” artist nearly broke the internet when she debuted her baby bump in a series of photos on Instagram, and now this is truly a moment to cherish for an eternity.
“#Preggers,” she simply captioned her first post. She followed up with another message, “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes.”
This marks Nicki and Kenneth’s first child together. In fact, exactly one year before welcoming their newborn, the couple tied the knot in October 2019.
The Queen of Rap has found her nirvana, since she’s achieved a plethora of accomplishments, and encountered enchanted love. However, she may be done with music for good. One month before officially announcing the wedding news, Nicki told her followers she was ready to settle down and put her music career on the backburner.
“I’ve decided to retire and have my family,” she wrote on Twitter in September 2019. “I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, in the box—cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE.”
Minaj made it clear that she was focused on the things that brought her joy.
“I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness,” she described. “It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m there, I don’t want to compromise that for anyone or anything.”
Fast forward a few months, “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes,” she captioned one of the pregnancy announcement images at the time.
Now, we wish the Petty family all the love, joy, and good fortune upon the arrival of their little. As the Barbie stated herself, lets keep repping her for life.
You can stream Nicki Minaj’s last album Queen below.