Is Nicki Minaj Pregnant? Fans Are Convinced the Iconic Rapper Is With Child

Is Nicki Minaj expecting? That’s the rumor, and the evidence is stacking up quickly that the famously dramatic rapper might be growing her family. The star and her husband, Kenneth Petty, have already been at the center of breakup rumors, so a new baby could either be a shift in focus for fan gossip or another layer to the drama that is Minaj’s personal life. 

One thing is for sure, Minaj herself is savvy to the way that the world of fame works and is adding fuel to the fire. She’s posting photographs that are sure to keep fans talking about her possible bun in the oven, and that’s certain to keep her in the headlines while fans scramble to figure out what’s true and be the first to know. 

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Nicki Minaj is a groundbreaking rapper

While many of the headlines that feature Nicki Minaj’s name focus on some kind of drama or another feud with someone else in the entertainment industry, it’s worth noting that Minaj has made a name for herself based squarely on her talent. She is the first female rapper to have a net worth of $100 million. With over 48 million monthly streams on Spotify, Minaj is one of the most successful rappers in the world. 

Minaj also has a distinction that sets her apart from other female hip hop artists. Most other women who have made major strides in the male-dominated genre have done so with multiple projects in different avenues such as acting. Minaj has made a name for herself almost entirely with music. Her first two albums climbed to the top of the Billboard charts, and she has collaborated with tons of famous artists, giving her an even broader reach into different segments of the hip hop fandom. 

Fans have questioned Nicki Minaj’s personal life

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Never one to shy away from controversy, Minaj went public with her relationship with Kenneth “Zoo” Petty in December 2018, according to US Weekly. She raised eyebrows everywhere with the announcement, and many were shocked to find out the rapper was dating the registered sex offender who was convicted of attempted rape in 1995. Prior to this relationship, Minaj had been linked to other high-profile entertainers including Meek Mill and Nas. 

Minaj has defended her husband over his criminal past, explaining that the attempted rape charge happened when he was 15 and the victim was 16. She suggests that nosy fans don’t understand the full story and that they need to mind their own business. Apparently, Minaj and Petty dated before Minaj became famous and have a long history together. In June 2019, the couple appeared in a steamy video for Minaj’s song “Megatron,” showcasing just how hot and heavy the relationship had become. 

The pair got married in October 2019 after a rocky start to their nuptial journey. Their first wedding license expired before they got a chance to use it, but the pair did eventually tie the knot. 

Nicki Minaj has expressed plans for a baby

Ever since the wedding bells rang, fans have been wondering when Minaj will announce a pregnancy. In December 2014, even before she started dating Petty, Minaj made it clear to Complex magazine that her goals included motherhood: “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.” 

Now fans think that the star may be making her dreams come true. A recent Instagram photo promoting her new single “Trollz” features a pose and a pair of high-rise undies that seem designed to conceal a baby bump. Meanwhile, her DJ commented on the photo (in a since-deleted line) to ask if he would be performing at the baby shower. There has not yet been official confirmation of the big news, but fans are convinced that Minaj is expecting and anxiously await her announcement about the happy occasion.