Updated on Jul 21, 2020. Posted on Jul 20, 2020

    Nicki Minaj Confirmed She's Pregnant And Said She's "Overflowing With Excitement"

    Congrats, Nicki!

    After months of speculation from fans, rapper Nicki Minaj just confirmed she's pregnant with her first child in a post on her Instagram account.

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    The star posted a photo cradling her baby bump, captioning the post with a yellow heart emoji and a simple hashtag: "#Preggerz".

    She followed the first post with several other photos, opening up about her excitement to become a mother and thanking fans for their support.

    "Love. Marriage. Baby carriage," Nicki captioned one photo. "Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes."

    Rumours that Nicki was pregnant began circulating a few months ago, and only got louder last month after she released the music video for her #1 single "Trollz".

    In May, during a Q&A about her collaboration with Doja Cat, Nicki answered a fan who asked whether she was pregnant, claiming people had heard her whisper it during the remix.

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    "There are def a few hidden messages in the remix," she responded according to Metro. "Only my best babies will unlock the secrets."

    She went on to hint that she was dealing with pregnancy side effects like "nausea and peeing non stop," jokingly adding: "Omg what do u think this means guys????"

    Lmao. No throwing up. But nausea and peeing non stop. Omg what do u think this means guys???? Lmaooooooooooo https://t.co/NLxdgw01fD

    And later she said she would share a baby bump photo "in a couple of months".

    Yea in a couple months. The world ain’t ready yet 🥰☺️😘 https://t.co/E5bf12pAek

    Back in October, Nicki told Entertainment Tonight that she and her husband, Kenneth Petty, were ready to have kids, but said there were "a couple of things she had to do" first.

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    "We practice all the time, like, you know, three times a night," Nicki said at the time.

    She added: "At first I was like, 'I want it now. I want it now.' And then I started thinking if I want it right, right now or if I want to wait another year because I have a couple things that I have to do."

    Nicki had previously announced on Twitter that she was planning on retiring from her music career to start a family.

    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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