Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty are expecting their first child, the rapper announced yesterday (Monday).
The 37-year-old took to Instagram to share a series of baby bump photos taken during a new ' shoot. In two shots, Nicki’s wearing a bright yellow wig, a bedazzled two-piece bikini and ornate feathered heels. Another features lime green shoulder pads, knee-high socks and a blue bun wig. Very Nicki Minaj.
“#Preggers,” she captioned the first photo. “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes,” she wrote under another.
The last photo, taken by famed photographer David LaChapelle, shows Nicki as the Virgin Mary, standing in front of a multicoloured screen framed with foliage.
Nicki married her good mate Kenneth in 2019 after just a few months of dating. She said on Lil Wayne’s Young Money Radio via Us magazine: “I didn’t think it would be as refreshing and calming as it is.” She added: “Even if you’re not married, when you have someone that feels like your soulmate or someone who understands you, it just makes you feel like you’re on top of the world.”
In an MTV clip from five years ago, Nicki says: “I kind of feel like there’s a housewife somewhere inside of here – as ironic as that may sound. I’m a little cute housewife, walking around, cooking and cleaning, and taking my baby and breastfeeding my baby and loving my baby. And making my husband happy.”
It certainly seems like she's well on her way to that. Congrats to Nicki and Kenneth!
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