Congratulations are in order for Nicki Minaj – she’s pregnant! The rapper, 37, announced the news that she’s expecting her first child in a series of posts to Instagram Monday.
In the first post, Minaj wears a bikini and shows off a side view of her baby bump with the hashtag “#Preggers” and a heart emoji.
In two more posts following her initial announcement, Minaj shared more photos of her holding her growing belly. In the third post, she writes, “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes.”
Followers took to the comment section to congratulate Minaj.
Halle Berry wrote, “YES Congratulations beauty!!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️”
Sam Smith wrote, “Congratulations beautiful x”
Juicy J wrote, “Congrats!!!” with praying hands emojis.
Model Winnie Harlow wrote, “Knew it knew it knew it 😍😍😍😍 SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Love you!!”
Actress Skai Jackson wrote, “Congrats Nicki!!”
“I love music and interacting with fans, so I can’t really see taking myself completely away. But I want to be open to other possibilities in my life,” she said. “I do believe it is important to become a woman outside of the magnifying glass. I have to make sure that I’m well-rounded as a human being.”
Minaj is married to Kenneth Petty, 41. The couple tied the knot in October after nearly a year of dating.
At the time, Minaj shared her martial bliss with a video of matching “Mr. and Mrs.” mugs and coordinating “Bride” and “Groom” baseball caps.
“10•21•19,” the rapper captioned the footage, appearing to refer to the lovebirds’ official wedding date.
Minaj and Petty started dating last year before becoming Instagram-official in December 2018.