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Nicki Minaj gives birth to first child with husband Kenneth Petty

 Nicki Minaj has welcomed her first child with husband Kenneth Petty after dropping her pregnancy bombshell in August.

Nicki Minaj has become a mother for the first time after welcoming a baby with husband Kenneth Petty. The rapper, 37, took to social media to announce the exciting news as she shared a glimpse into her new family life. Sources tell TMZ that Nicki gave birth on Wednesday in LA. The baby's name or gender is not yet known. The Anaconda hit-maker revealed her pregnancy in August when she shared a selection of extravagant photographs of her blossoming baby bump.

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Taking to Instagram, Nicki dropped her baby bombshell as she cradled her bump while rocking an eye-catching floral bikini and a colourful wig. The hitmaker whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty ensured she caused chaos with the post as she simply captioned it "Preggers”. Another caption read: "Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes."

Back in July, fans asked Nicki outright if she was expecting a child with her husband Kenneth Petty when she seemingly hid her stomach with a baby shark in promotional snaps for Trollz. After one bold admirer asked her for a baby bump pic, Nicki responded: "The world ain't ready yet."

 Nicki's husband Kenneth Petty was granted permission to be at the birth of his child. Photo: GC Images.

The singer welcomed the tot with her husband Kenneth - who she wed last year. The rapper and her beau, who has been convicted of manslaughter and registered as a sex offender, tied the knot less than a year after their romance began. Nicki has long referred to Kenneth as her "husband", but she announced in October 2019 that it was finally official by telling the world she's changed her name. She previously said in an interview that the "end goal" of her relationship was to get pregnant. Last year, the star stunned fans when she announced her retirement and desire to start a family in a since-deleted tweet.

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"I've decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now," she said.

"To my fans, keep reppin me, do it till da death of me … Love you for LIFE."

Since the rather baffling tweet, Nicki has appeared on rapper 6ix9ine's hit Trollz, and also topped the Billboard Hot 100 with a remix of Doja Cat's Say So.

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