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Nicki Minaj welcomes first child

Gratz! to the queen of the Barbz on giving birth to her first child. “Yeah! that’s that super baby” mother may soon be rapping about motherhood.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, The Trinidadian-American rapper and songwriter, has reportedly given birth to her first child with her husband, Kenneth “Zoo” Petty.

According to PEOPLE and Billboard, Nicki gave birth in Los Angeles. The sex or name of the baby hasn’t been revealed yet.

After weeks of rumors circulating the internet, the 37-year old queen of the Barbz made her pregnancy announcement on July 20. The Instagram post came with a photoshoot from a famous photographer David LaChappelle, topped off with the caption “#Preggers”.

“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes”, Nicki also wrote this in a post.

The rapper’s mother, Carol Maraj, posted on her Instagram, saying “Thank you Lord for blessing my daughter @nickiminaj with a beautiful bundle of joy! You have always been a blessing to myself and your family, and now you have received one of the best Blessings from God”.

She also quoted the bible verse, Psalm 127:3: “Children are a gift from the Lord. They are a reward from Him”, with a hashtag: “#glamma”.

The rapper, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, tied the knot with music executive Kenneth Petty, 44, in October 2019. A month before, Sept 2020, Nicki said she would be retiring from music to focus on building a family.

She later clarified that she had changed her mind and would release new music in the future.

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Written by Jeff Quin

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