Nicki Minaj Announces Her First Pregnancy

Nicki Minaj at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, New York, May 2018. Photo by Carl Timpone/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9665158vq)

A baby is on the way for Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Perry.

The 37-year-old rapper took to Instagram to make the announcement posting a photo of herself, very much pregnant in a bathing suit. She captioned the photo, “#Preggers” and soon posted three additional photos with one of them captioned, “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes. 💛”

For months, fans have been speculating that Minaj was pregnant—during a Q&A session on Twitter she told a fan that she’s having cravings for red meat and salad with “extra jalapeños.” Another follower was quick to comment that she’s probably having morning sickness which Minaj replied with, “Lmao. No throwing up. But nausea and peeing non stop. Omg what do u think this means guys???? Lmaooooooooooo.” 

Minaj married Perry in 2019 and she commented about her marriage on Lil Wayne’s Apple Music Series, Young Money Radio with Lil Wayne saying, “I can’t complain. I really cannot freaking complain,” she said. “I didn’t think it would be as refreshing and calming as it is. Even if you’re not married, 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.”

In regards to her music, Minaj has had an exciting year as she reached No. 1 for the first time in her career with her remix with Doja Cat’s for “Say So” and her song with 6x9ine, “Trollz.” Minaj’s last album, Queen, was released in 2018.