Nicki Minaj reached out to her 125 million Instagram fans on Saturday and gave them the greatest gift of all – the first pictures of her son.
TheBarbie Tingz rapper welcomed her first child with Kenneth Petty on 30 September but she had only shared a close up picture of her baby boy’s foot – until now.
“#PapaBear thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama. Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year. Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me. Becoming a mom is by far the most fulfilling job I’ve ever taken on,” she wrote alongside six photos of her adorable baby wearing the most fashionable outfits.
“Sending love to all the superhero mothers out there. Big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time.”
Fans were quick to react, with one praising Papa Bear’s adorable cheeks. “His cheeks! Such a widdle handsome guy,” one wrote, prompting nearly five thousand followers to agree by liking the comment.
Congratulations to rapper Nicki Minaj who reportedly gave birth to her first child this week.Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty welcomed the new addition on Wednesday, September 30 in Los Angeles according to media reports.
The Queen recording star only recently announced the news while in her final trimester back in july.
They got their marriage license in July 2019, but did not finally tie the knot until three months later.”Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19,” the singer posted at the time with a video that showed all of her bridal-themed merch.Congrats!
Congratulations are in order to rapper Nicki Minaj who is expecting her first child with her husband Kenneth Petty as she announced her news on her Instagram yesterday to the surprise of none of the Internet sleuths who had already recognized all the clues that she was pregnant, beginning with speculation last month when she posted a curious photo trying to conceal her bump in high rise bikini bottoms.
“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes,” Minaj captioned the third in a set of formal colorful maternity photos where she is sitting on a pink couch. The last of the photos is her draped in white in an editorial shot made to look angelic, taken by famed photographer David LaChappelle.
Part of being a celebrity woman of child bearing years is that you have people constantly speculating about whether or not you are pregnant. It can frustrating especially if you had been actively trying but keep having to see and respond or ignore rumors published in the tabloids or social media. Model Chrissy Teigen, actress Gabrielle Union and many others suffered with infertility while batting down insenstive demands from people asking when they would be having their first chilld.
However, when the moment that a star does get pregnant, she then has the challenge that many women have of trying to keep it private for at least the first three months when the risk for miscarriage is the highest. After the first trimester, the chances of that mom-to-be carrying a baby full term and having a healthy labor and delivery shoots up exponentialy.
Still, sometimes the public guesses right because there are tell tale signs and Minaj displayed them ALL!!!
After the Super Bass performer made her announcement, many fans said in the comment sections under news reports that the news was of no surprise to them based on the various clues that exist when a woman in the spotlight is hiding her pregnancy:
1. She only shared head shots in social media
For women who famously show off their fab bods at every chance they get, seeing them suddenly stick to posting head shots inscial meida is a dead giveaway that they are trying to perhaps hide weight gain in the tummy area and elsewhere.
For the weeks leading up to the announcement the Anaconda rapper shared photos of her self performing songs with only her head in the shot.
2. She wore clothes that covered her belly.
You can hide your body by carefully selecting what you post but unless you plan to live a hermit life or escape to another country, then there is a high liklihood that the paparazzi will spot you out and about.
When Kylie Jenner was secrety pregnant with her daughter Stormi, fans speculated her condition because she wore baggy clothes. Her sister, Khloe Kardashian, revealed that she used an A-line coat to hide her bump until she announced the news that she was expecting a baby.
Similarly, it is always suspicious when women who usually crave the spotlight drop out of the public eye. That too is a signal they may be secretly expecting. On the real, Minaj literally told the world she was baby making when she quit music via Twitter last September to start her family. But because she had quit Twitter before after having beefs with her ex Meek Mill, rap nemesis Remy Ma, not a lot of people took the announcement seriously.
Some have tried to keep the secret for the total nine months and have come close.
Evangeline Lily and Jennifer Hudson got caught by paparazzi both around 8 months pregnant. They were in remote places where there is no Hollywood scrutiny but still got busted.
In 2018, How to Get Away with Murder’ starKarla Souza, and in 2014, Ozark star Laura Linney announced the birth of their first child, respectively, after the baby was already born.
4. She Subconsciouly (or her partner) Touches her Belly
Last month, Minaj gave yet another clue when she showed a video of Petty rubbing her belly. In other years, the maternal subtle cradle of the tummy is a sign a woman is expecting. It’s a subcouncous and natural maneuver which is a sign.
Weight gain is a sign of pregnancy and even for women who manage to not pack on the pounds, a dead giveaway is a fuller rounder face. Many fans speculated and noticed that in the video for Trollz with Ta, Minaj face looked significantly more cherubic than usual.
Well there you have it. If you are a woman in the lime light and seek to totally hide your pregnancy from the media and the public, avoid doing any of the above. Good luck!
Nicki Minaj has may have once had “Barbie Dreams,” but now she’s setting her sights on something else: A family. The 10-time Grammy-nominated rapper announced her plan to retire on Twitter Thursday.
“I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” she wrote. “I know you guys are happy now.” The performer added a note to fans with lyrics from her rap in the remix of the Alicia Keys hit “Girl on Fire.”
“To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me,” she wrote, “[sic: X] in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE.” The star added a kissy face, heart and unicorn emoji. The tweet has since been deleted.
Despite the fact that Friday night Nicki Minaj referred to her rapper beau Meek Mill as her “baby father”, it’s pretty much safe to say that the “Anaconda” hip hop star was not serious.
During her Friday, August 7 tour stop and performance in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, the Trinidadian American pop star introduced one of Mill’s cameo performances by saying, “Make some noise for my baby father!”
Maybe she did it to squash rumors that the two had split after the fall out surrounding Mill’s (real name: Robert Rihmeek William) beef with Minaj’s label mate and frequent collabo partner rapper Drake.
She retweeted a fan who congratulated her on the baby news, adding a bunch of crying/laughing emojis, which suggested it was a joke.
Besides, Minaj has already said she is not interested in being a “baby mama” on purpose.
“I definitely will be married before I have my baby,” she toldComplex magazine last November 2014. “I’ve always felt like that since I was young, my mother always put that in my head.”
Catch the controversial snippet from the concert HERE:
Earlier this month, rapper Meek Mill and his ex girlfriend, fellow rapper, Nicki Minaj got in a heated Twitter back-and-forth, the day before she launched her latest project.
By the end of the online exchange, Mill, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, confirmed that he and his girlfriend, boutique owner and Milano Di Rouge designer, Milan Harris are expecting.
“My girl is with me pregnant watching me tweet about my ex is very clownish,” Mill tweeted ending the recently reignited feaud for the day. “Ima exit!”
Guaging by the reactions and responses to that tweet, it appears a lot of people had no clue that Harris was expecting though from combing through her personal Instagram page, it looks like it was the worst kept secret.
Photos of herself and her bump featured prominently on her IG page since last December. Belated congrats!
Each have children from previous relationships though this is the first for the two of them.
“These past 24 hrs have been an adventure to say the least!!” the brand new doting dad captioned a photo of his daughter holding onto his finger he posted on Instagram announcing the news. “I’m a part of the #girldad club now ??. Perfection is here ❤️”
Mena later shared a photo of Safaree loving on his newborn.
The couple married last October 2019 in a lavish ceremony in Atlanta. He is best known for penning several songs for his ex Nicki Minaj. He is from the Hollywood permeation of the hit VH1 reality TV series and she from Atlanta.
“Just here staring at my husband as he obsesses over our daughter ♥️??? I thank God,” she captioned the sweet photo. “I prayed for this life.”
Earlier in the day, she revealed that the newest addition to their family is a rainbow baby, a baby born after a loss such as a miscarriage or still born. Mena has 12-year old son named King from a previous relationship.
Rapper Remy Ma casually announced during her lavish vow renewal with her husband Papoose (real name: Shamele Mackie) that she was expecting her first child after suffering a miscarriage, infamously referenced during her rap beef with Nicki Minaj last year.
In the caption to a photo taken by photographer Daniel J. Vasquez, the “Melanin Magic” singer, added the hashtags, “#16weeks #BabyMackie.”
The renewal ceremony itself was an intimate affair with all the guests wearing white and playing Jenga, oversized Connect Four and other lawn games at the garden event.
Papoose followed up with his own announcement by sharing his excitement:
“Y’all already know I’m on level 1 thousand! Man I almost told y’all so many times! But my wife would’ve killed me. She wanted to wait until after the first trimester!” he captioned a video from the formal portraits taken during the ceremony. “Words can’t describe my happiness. I’m just working/building on myself… So I can be the best father possible! God is good #blacklove.”
It was blonde ambition at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California as we spied many of our Bellyitch “Bumpwatch” alums and past featured moms rocked platinum to strawberry blonde hair on the red carpet.
Amber Roseditched her signature buzz cut for a wavy extensions. Her BFF Blac Chyna showed up and out in blonde finger waves.
And recent mom to a baby she adopted Tyra Banks wore a blonde blunt cut bob.
(To round up the collage, added Empire starnams singer Serayah McNeill)
Cardi B would have joined in the red carpet trend we’re sure if she wasn’t taking it easy while waiting to give birth to her first child with beau Offset of the rap group Migos.
She did walk away with two awards: besting rap rivals Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma to win Best Female Hip Hop Artist; and nabbing the Viewer’s Choice Award.
Beyonce, new mom to infant twins, won Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award.
Serena Williams was awarded the Sportswoman of the year.
congrats to all the winners, the nominated and performers!
The night featured spectacular stage performances by Miguel, Nicki Minaj, Yolanda Adama, Janelle Monae and others.