Nicki Minaj has shared the first pictures of her son – and he’s a cutie.
The rapper welcomed her first child with husband Kenneth Petty in October, but in the first few weeks of his life, she kept the baby out of the spotlight.
While she has yet to reveal her son’s name, Nicki – real name Onika Maraj – posted pictures to Instagram of the little cutie, and they’re enough to make you broody.
In the sweet naps, baby Petty looked cute as a button wit his dark hair and chubby cheeks, with his parents dressing him in jeans and a plaid shirt, and a sweet fox-printed tracksuit.
However, this kid is rap royalty, so of course he was decked out in designer gear for most of the pictures.
Nicki shared snaps of the two-month-old wearing Fendi, Versace, Gucci and Burberry baby-gros, as well as a diamond bracelet, an iced-out watch and a chain emblazoned with his nickname, Papa Bear.
Yep, we’re poorer than a baby.
The Barbie Tingz rapper wrote: ‘#PapaBear 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.’
Noting that she was pregnant during the pandemic, the 38-year-old added: ‘Big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time.’
Fans and friends gushed over Nicki and Kenneth’s son in the comments section, with Diddy leaving a prayer emoji.
Comedian Loni Love commented: ‘Look at this little king!!!! Too cute!!! Blessings to you and the fam… enjoy Motherhood!!!!’
Nicki has begun opening up about the details of motherhood, revealing that she nearly called her son Ninja.
She told fans: ‘You know what his name was supposed to be? I think l might still change it,” she shared. A lot of people said they liked it, but I said, “Nah.”
‘His name was going to be Ninja. I changed it at the last minute.’
The rapper also shared that she endured a long labour and called breastfeeding ‘very painful’.
When asked during a Q&A if she was at home when her waters broke, Nicki tweeted: ‘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.’
When asked about breastfeeding, the Starships rapper wrote: ‘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.’