Nicki Minaj breaks the internet once again, but this time it wasn’t because of her own images. Rather she was trending today (January 2, 2020) because she posted a first time, full reveal of her baby with her husband, Kenneth Petty. As of yet Minaj (real name Onika Maraj-Petty) hasn’t revealed the name of her first born, who arrived on September 30 at a hospital in Los Angeles, choosing instead to refer to him as “Papa Bear.”
Decked out in gifts from Minaj’s designer friends, Papa Bear wore onesies designed by Burberry, Fendi, Versace, Gucci paired with Nike and Yeezy kicks. The looks were topped off with a sparkly watch and a blinged out “Papa Bear” chain.
Alongside the images, Minaj penned a sweet note reading, “Papa Bear thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama 🎀🦄🙏 Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year. Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me. Becoming a mom is by far the most fulfilling job I’ve ever taken on. Sending love to all the superhero mothers out there. Big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time.”
Prior to posting the images of her son, Minaj chatted with fans on Twitter where she answered some questions related to the birth of her child.
The 38-year-old rapper revealed she experienced a vaginal birth after two and-a-half hours of pushing and made use of an epidural. And while she found breast feeding to be easier than anticipated initially, she said it became painful in the days to follow. She explained, “He had no problem breastfeeding. He latched on in the hospital which was very surprising to me. I was afraid maybe he wouldn’t. But breast feeding is very painful. Pumping is too. Women make this stuff look way too easy. Moms r really superheroes.”
Minaj also mentioned that she documented the reveal of her pregnancy to her husband and she will share the moment along with the name of her son on her documentary, set to be released this year on HBO.
Check out the adorable pics along with her Twitter exchanges below.