Congratulations have been pouring in following the birth of Nicki Minaj's first child, and she used the love to share some news.
The rapper, who revealed in July that she and and her husband Kenneth Petty were expecting, shared photos of some of the notes she's received from a few of her famous friends.
While thanking folks like Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West on her verified Instagram account, Minaj also shared that she had given birth to a boy.
"Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time," the caption on the photos read. "It meant the world to me. I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world."
In October 2019, Minaj also used Instagram to announce that she and Perry had tied the knot with a video featuring some wedding paraphernalia.
C.com wrote: The "Starships" songstress took to Instagram on Thursday to offer fans something they've been wondering about since she and her husband Kenneth Petty welcomed their first child last month: What is their baby's sex?
Minaj popped the news by sharing pictures of cards sent to her from fellow celebrities wishing her well, including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Beyoncé.
One of the cards reads: "Congratulations on your new baby boy... he's sure to fill your hearts with love."
Minaj confirmed in the caption that she did in fact have a son.
"Thank you to Quen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time," she wrote. "It meant the world to me. I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world."
The singer has yet to release her son's name or share pictures of him on social media.
The rapper, 37, gave birth on Sept. 30 in Los Angeles, People and Billboard confirmed on Oct.
In late July, Minaj announced her pregnancy in a series of Instagram posts.
In the first post, Minaj wore a bikini and showed off a side view of her baby bump with the hashtag "#Preggers" and a heart emoji.
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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."
News that Minaj was expecting came just a few months after the performer had announced she was retiring, then quickly backtracked.
"I’ve decided to retire & have my family," she wrote on Twitter in September. "I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, (X) in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE."
A few weeks later, in an interview with Billboard, the rapper clarified her future plans.
"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 and Petty, 42, tiedMinaj and Petty, 42, tied the knot in October after nearly a year of dating. At the time, Minaj shared her marital bliss with a video of matching "Mr. and Mrs." mugs and coordinating "Bride" and "Groom" baseball caps.
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Minaj and Petty started dating in 2018 before becoming Instagram-official in December of that year. Their relationship made waves after Petty's criminal history came to light: Petty is a registered, Level 2 sex offender on New York State’s Sex Offender Registry.
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