Nicki Minaj has lifted the lid on becoming a mum, and absolutely didn’t hold back.
The Tusa rapper welcomed a baby boy with husband Kenneth Petty three months ago, and discussed her birth story for the first time during a Twitter Q&A.
In true Nicki style, she was seriously honest and dutifully answered all questions.
When asked if she was home when her waters broke, the 38-year-old confessed: ‘Yes. I was butt naked. Just got out the shower & I asked him [Kenneth] to rub my back.
‘As soon as I started scooting over to him in the bed I just felt the water start coming out. I was weirdly calm & I quietly said, “omg, I’m about to be in labour”.
‘He was very scared & I was laughing @ him.’
Quizzed on her birthing styles, Nicki explained she was in labour ‘all night’ with her first child – who she affectionately calls ‘papa bear’.
‘Yes, natural vaginal birth w/epidural,’ she replied to one follower. ‘I pushed for 2 1/2 hours.
‘Only b/c first the epidural didn’t wear off enough for me to feel myself pushing. Once I was able to feel the pain I pushed him on out.’
‘Well I was actually in labour all night but all they did was let me sleep until I dilated far enough to push,’ she continued to another.
‘The epidural didn’t hurt either. They numbed me up real good. So I took my a** right to sleep.’
The new mum also branded fellow mothers ‘superheroes’ for making everything look simple, as she had experienced pains while breastfeeding.
‘He had no problem breastfeeding,’ she said. ‘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. Mums r really superheroes [sic].’
As well as all these nuggets, Nicki promised that fans would know the newborn’s name soon, teasing that more glimpses of him will be in her new music.
Count us in.
The Starships icon welcomed her first child with husband in September.
She has yet to share pictures of the little one’s face, but has blessed us all with an adorable snap of his tiny foot to celebrate her anniversary with her husband in October.
Sending us all into meltdown with the cute snap, she simply wrote: ‘Happy Anniversary, my love.’