Nicki Minaj Announces Pregnancy and Shows off Baby Bump in New Pictures

Nicki Minaj is expecting her first child with husband Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, and she announced the good news with a couple of stunning pictures on Instagram.

The "Anaconda" rapper, who is 37 years old, took to Instagram on Monday, July 20, to share a fabulous set of photos where she's cradling her growing baby bump.

Nicki Minaj at The Met Gala on May 06, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Nicki Minaj at The Met Gala on May 06, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

In the first pic, Minaj rocked a floral bra and a matching white bottom and kept her style on point with a pair of high-heeled shoes adorned with pink tassels. She added a curly yellow wig to the mix and accessorized with silver bracelets and necklaces.

"Preggers," Minaj captioned the photo, which was immediately met with fans' messages of surprise and congratulations on her first child.

The second pic shows Minaj rocking a blue wig with a green bow, a pink and blue ruffled top adorned with golden tassels, and a matching mini skirt.

She added lace gloves and knee-high stockings with the same platform shoes from the first pic. Minaj captioned the pic:

“I’m in love. Classic Nicki meets the now. #BABYMINAJ.”

Minaj had previously expressed her desire to have children while talking to Wonderland magazine in 2018.

"I've got to get married first; then I'll have a child. I might be closer than people think actually," she said at the time. "I love children. I'm not going to put that off for much longer."

Minaj, who was previously romantically involved with Safaree Samuels and Meek Mill, started dating Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, a registered sexual offender, in 2018.

Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty seen at a Marc Jacobs NYFW event in Manhattan on February 12, 2020 in New York City | Photo: GettyImages

Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty seen at a Marc Jacobs NYFW event in Manhattan on February 12, 2020 in New York City | Photo: GettyImages

The couple tied the knot in 2019, and Minaj confirmed the news with an Instagram video showing off matching Mrs. and Mr. mugs and Bride and Groom caps.

She simply captioned the clip with the alleged date of the wedding, and her new legal name: "Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19."

Congratulations to the expecting couple!

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