Nicki Minaj paternity photo shoot for her first child.

All the Barbz have something new to be excited about because Nicki Minaj gave birth to her first child! Kenneth Petty, Nicki’s husband, and childhood friend stood at her side to welcome their new baby on Wednesday. The couple has not come out officially naming the child or the sex — however, sources say its a girl. If you know Nicki, 37, whatever she does is extravagant, and we expect nothing less on their baby’s introduction to the world.

On Instagram, Nicki Minaj’s mother, Carol Maraj, gave blessings and praise to her daughter and new grandchild. “Thank you, Lord, for blessing my daughter @nickiminaj with a beautiful bundle of joy! You have always been a blessing to myself and your family, and now you have received one of the best Blessings from God.”

Her mom quoted Psalms 127:3, “Children are a gift from the Lord. They are a reward from Him.”

Nicki “#Preggers” Announcement on Instagram

Nicki took to her Instagram page six months ago, showing off her baby bump. Photographer David LaChappelle took beautiful maternity photos, Minaj announced her pregnancy using the caption “#Preggers ?.”

Before her random pregnancy post, Nicki Minaj claimed she was hanging up the mic for good. The rapper wanted to slow down, get married, and start a family. In 2018, during her promotion of the Queen album, she quietly married Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, a childhood friend from Queens.

Nicki Goes No.1 on Billboard Hot 100 for the first time while pregnant.

Nicki didn’t leave us without any music going into her “semi-retirement.” Minaj lent a verse on Doja Cat’s remix of “Say So,” getting her first No. 1 on Billboards Hot 100. She also appeared on “Trollz” with 6ix9ine, on his post-prison release track. People have side-eyed Nicki’s willingness to stand next to questionable people like Doja Cat & 6ix9ine.

Nicki Minaj gave birth to her first child during one of the most difficult years and stayed on top.

Allegedly, Doja Cat degraded herself in white supremacist chatrooms. Social media accused her of denouncing her black roots and mocking black people. Queens rapper, Nas, threw a diss at Doja Cat in verse from his single “Ultra Black” about the controversy.

Among other connections in Nicki’s family life, her link to 6ix9ine is debatable, depending on how you look at the situation. 6ix9ine cooperated with police to lock up his former entourage and avoided a potential 47-year prison sentence.

Despite all of the indirect controversy, Nicki Minaj managed to get married, get pregnant, and drop bangers during her “downtime.” It’s crazy Nicki Minaj gave birth to her first child during one of the most difficult years and stayed on top.