Nicki Minaj on Monday revealed that she is expecting her first child with husband Kenneth Petty.

The 37-year-old US rapper made the announcement via a series of photos flaunting her baby bump on Instagram. 

In the first photo she shared, she was wearing a floral bikini, yellow wig and silver high heels while cradling her baby bump which she simply captioned: “#Preggers ?”.

In a separate post, Nicki expressed her excitement and thanked everyone who have sent out their well-wishes for her pregnancy. 

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#Preggers 💛

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“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes. ?,” she wrote in the caption. 

The Superbass hitmaker also shared a Virgin Mary-inspired pregnancy shoot by celebrated celebrated American photographer and video artist. 

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And finally, by #DavidLaChapelle 🙏

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