Nicki Minaj has confirmed she is expecting her first child.
The rapper announced she was pregnant on social media Monday morning.
“#Preggers,” the 37 year old captioned a shot of her baby bump.
She previously sparked pregnancy speculation in early May, when she tweeted, “No throwing up. But nausea and peeing non stop. Omg what do u think this means guys????”
Minaj then teased she would be sharing a baby bump photo “in a couple months”, adding: “The world ain’t ready yet.”
The Anaconda hitmaker has had motherhood on her mind for years and back in 2014 she told Complex magazine, “(I fear) I’ll become so consumed with work that I’ll forget to live my personal life to the fullest. If I’m done with my fifth album and I don’t have a child by then, no matter how much money I have, I would be disappointed, as a woman, because I feel like I was put here to be a mother…”
She added, “I definitely will be married before I have my baby. I want to make sure I do it in that order. I’ve always felt like that since I was young; my mother always put that in my head.”
Minaj and her baby’s father, Kenneth Petty, wed in October.