Nicki Minaj Had A Baby! Shares Congrats Notes From Beyoncé & Kanye

Nicki Minaj has announced she’s given birth to a baby boy.

Nicki Minaj has officially got a mini-me.

The rapper announced today she and husband Kenneth Petty had welcomed their first baby together – a little boy. In an Instagram gallery, the 37-year-old shared pics of notes and gifts she'd gotten from the likes of Beyoncé, Winnie Harlow, and Kim & Kanye.

"Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time," she captioned the gallery. "It meant the world to me. I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide worl."

Bey had written: "Onika [Minaj's real name], Welcome to motherhood. God bless you and your family. B." Kim and Kanye wrote: "Congrats! We love you!".

At the start of October, TMZ had reported Minaj had given birth on September 30, but the hip-hop icon had yet to confirm the news herself.

Minaj first shared that she was preggers back in July, posting a series of colourful snaps of her cradling her baby bump on Instagram. She and Petty were hitched in October 2019. Earlier that year, she'd said on her show Queen Radio: "I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness. It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I'm there, I don't want to compromise that for anyone or anything."