Nicki Minaj is expecting her first child with husband Kenneth Petty

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New Delhi : Nicki Minaj is going to be a mom! 

The rap icon Nicki Minaj announced she’s pregnant in a Instagram post. In the photo, a glowing Minaj cradles her belly while wearing an ornately decorated bikini. 

″#Preggers,” she wrote in the caption, alongside a yellow heart emoji. 

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#Preggers 💛

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The rapper and her husband, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, are expecting their first child together. Minaj and Petty got married in October, after more than a year together. 

It was a surprise for everyone when Minaj abruptly announced her retirement from the rap game, writing at the time, “I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now.”

While the retirement didn’t necessarily stick ― she’s released a slew of songs and popped up in a handful of music videos since then ― Minaj has long expressed her desire to become a mother. 

In May, Minaj responded to a fan who asked if she was experiencing morning sickness.

“Lmao,” she tweeted. “No throwing up. But nausea and peeing non stop. Omg what do u think this means guys???? Lmaooooooooooo”

Minaj later told her curious minds they’ll have to wait a “couple months” for a baby bump confirmation, teasing, “The world ain’t ready yet.”