Welcome baby Petty! Nicki Minaj reportedly gave birth to her first child on September 30, according to TMZ. The rapper previously announced she was pregnant in late July, via a stunning David LaChapelle photoshoot. The child, her first, comes after her marriage to Kenneth Petty nearly a year ago. Around that time, she claimed she wanted to “retire” to start a family, yet she’s remained musically active since, even grabbing her first two Billboard No. 1 songs earlier this year on features with Doja Cat and 6ix9ine. No word yet on the baby’s sex, but regardless, we’re sure she’ll count them as one of her sons. And we bet she’ll be checking out some bibs, nannies, and playrooms soon enough.
Update, October 15: Weeks later, we finally have the news we’ve been anxiously awaiting: Minaj has a son, she confirmed in an Instagram post. “I am so grateful & in love with my son,” she wrote. Guess that means the rest of us got a baby brother? Not only that, Minaj got a little help welcoming her newborn from the likes of Beyoncé along with Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, among others. Nothing like some casual flexing in honor of Baby Petty.