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Nicki Minaj welcomes her 1st child with husband Kenneth Petty

Nicki Minaj, 37, gave birth to her first child with husband Kenneth Petty, 42, Insider confirms.

On Thursday, TMZ and People first reported the news, citing unnamed sources. E! News also confirmed the reports.

The “Super Bass” singer and Petty welcomed their baby on Wednesday in Los Angeles, California. It’s unclear what the baby’s name or s.e.x is.

Minaj married Petty on October 21, 2019, and confirmed the news on her Instagram account.

The “Super Bass” singer alluded to her pregnancy in May 2020, after revealing to fans via Twitter that she was experiencing cravings, dealing with nausea, and “peeing non-stop.”

At the time, Minaj didn’t clearly indicate that she was pregnant. In response to a fan who asked her to “post a baby bump pic,” the rapper said: “Yea in a couple months. The world ain’t ready yet.”

Minaj confirmed her pregnancy in July by sharing images of her growing belly on Instagram.

The “Pink Friday” singer shared a photo of herself wearing a bright yellow wig and cradling her belly. She captioned the image: “#Preggers [yellow heart emoji].”

She also posted two additional images of herself.

“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes,” she captioned one photo.

Minaj has previously opened up about her desire to be a mother in several interviews.

Speaking to Complex in 2014, Minaj said that she hoped to have a child after the release of her fifth album.

“I wonder if I’m going to be one of those women who balances my child with a career,” Minaj told the publication. “I always said, ‘When I have my baby, it’s going to be all about my baby.’ I don’t want the child feeling like they don’t have all of my attention, so I always said, ‘I’m going to take a little break. But we’ll see.”

She also told Vogue Italia that she didn’t “want to work my whole life without ever experiencing the joys of a family.”

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