Nicki Minaj, Kenneth Patty welcome first baby in Los Angeles
American rapper Nicki Minaj has finally welcomed her first child with husband Kenneth Petty on Wednesday, September 30 at Los Angeles.
According to a report which Billboard confirmed the baby’s name and sex is yet to be revealed by the artiste and husband Kenneth Patty.
The couple are also about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, this month, October 21.
The 37-year-old queen of the Barbz announced her pregnancy with a series of baby bump pictures on Instagram on July 20, which included a glorious professional shot from famed photographer David LaChappelle.
“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes,” she captioned one of the pregnancy announcement images at the time.
On September 17, Nicki Minaj’s mother, Carol Maraj in a cryptic message is believed to have hinted fans that the rapper had already given birth.
The Fans suspected that the singer had given birth to a baby even though she announced her pregnancy in July this year.
They got the idea after the singer’s mother posted a cryptic message along with Nicki Minaj’s picture showing off the baby bump.
The fans congratulated her as the post started going viral on social media.
Nicki Minaj’s mother in the post credited a photographer for capturing Nicki Minaj’s pregnancy so well.
Carol further mentioned Nicki Minaj’s birth name, Onika and wrote that she had always been so nurturing, caring, loving, bold and beautiful.
She further indicated that Nicki has always been a God-fearing person and has been a selfless person but the line that sent fans into a frenzy was when Carol mentioned that “motherhood already looks beautiful on you!”
The fans of the rapper thought that it was a hint that she has already given birth to her baby, hence showered her with congratulatory messages.
“Is it too late to post a #WCW’ Thank you @david_lachapelle for capturing my heart on the outside. Onika has always been so nurturing , caring, loving, bold, beautiful, God-fearing and selfless… motherhood already looks beautiful on you!” Carol captioned her post.
Although Nicki Minaj has not revealed the gender of the baby however rumours suggest that the Young money boss, Lil Wayne already revealed on air that the child was a girl.
In court documents obtained by TMZ last July, a judge granted the request of her 42-year-old husband, who registered as a sex offender in California, to modify his pre-trial release conditions.
This allowed him to not only travel with his wife but also be present with her for the birth of their baby if it occurred outside of his curfew hours.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE