Nicki Minaj is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and model extraordinaire. After announcing to her fans that she wanted to focus more on her personal life, we have all been wondering what is in store for her.
And after a lot of speculation, she finally revealed that she was pregnant with her first child.
Now, the singer has given birth and we couldn't be more excited!
Here's what we know so far...
After months of waiting, Nicki Minaj has finally given birth.
via: Getty ImagesExciting, right? But it's been a long journey to finally get here...
For those who've been living under a rock, let's take a little walk down memory lane.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2009, Minaj was discovered by rapper Lil Wayne, who helped start her career off with a bang.
Wayne signed her to his Young Money Entertainment and soon after, Minaj was featured on Yo Gotti's "5 Star B*tch."
via: Getty ImagesSoon after, she was featured on smash hits "BedRock" and "Roger That," which both charted on Billboard's Hot 100, cementing Minaj as a titan of the rap game.
In 2010, Minaj released her first album.
via: Getty ImagesIt was titled Pink Friday and it debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 list. The album, while still very hip-hop focused, was more pop-forward than many of her fans expected. This crossover helped her gain fans from all over the musical spectrum and kept her songs on Top 40 radio.
In 2011, she toured with Britney Spears on her "Femme Fatale" tour.
via: Getty ImagesThat same year Minaj had an embarrassing nip slip on Good Morning America. Even though she apologized for the incident, the Parents Television Council came after her.
Luckily, the year wasn't all bad.
via: Getty ImagesMinaj was nominated for three Grammy Awards that December, and despite not winning, she was nominated and won an MTV VMA Award for Best Hip-Hop Video for her song "Super Bass."
In 2012, arguably her biggest hit was released.
via: Getty Images"Starships" was played on literally every radio station ever for what felt like an eternity. That's not just my opinion, it's scientific. You couldn't get into an elevator, wait in a waiting room, or shop for groceries without hearing "Starships were made to fly-y-y-y-y-y-y!!!" that year.
Based on that success, Minaj headlined her own tour through 2012.
via: Getty ImagesBut scandal never traveled far behind her. In October of that year, a video leaked that showed Minaj in a fight with songstress Mariah Carey during the American Idol auditions. Yikes.
But in 2013, Minaj made her first foray into acting by co-starring in a movie with Cameron Diaz.
via: Getty ImagesThe Other Woman was directed by Nick Cassavetes and written by Melissa Stack. Minaj played Cameron Diaz's assistant, Lydia. The film also starred Leslie Mann and Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton.
Her next album, The Pinkprint, was released on December 15th, 2014.
via: Getty ImagesIt debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 but the album was plagued by scandal, the biggest of which surrounded the music video for her song "Only." According to the Anti Defamation League, the video contained all kinds of Nazi-related imagery that was insensitive for Holocaust survivors. That's a no from us.
Despite the backlash, she starred in Barbershop: The Next Cut in 2015, alongside Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Eve.The movie got a hot 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, even receiving acclaim from film critics. She was even nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her work on the film.
And then in 2017, Minaj was featured on Jason Derulo's single, "Swalla."
via: Getty ImagesThe song became a monster hit, topping the charts at home and internationally.
But in March of the same year, she pulled a boss move...
By now, everyone was awaiting Minaj's fourth album with bated breath, but it kept getting pushed back again, and again...
via: Getty ImagesAnd again. She kept announcing the changes on her Instagram account, but no one knew why. Finally, the day before the album's release, Minaj launched her Beats 1 radio show, Queen Radio. Suddenly the timing all made sense.
In 2019, she surprised audiences by appearing onstage with Ariana Grande at Coachella during "Side to Side" and "Bang Bang."
via: Getty ImagesEverything seemed to be going well. Minaj announced her fifth album on Jimmy Fallon, telling him "You're the first to find out... of course there's a new album."
But as of recent, her personal life has been stealing the spotlight.
But then fans started speculating if the singer was pregnant...
Here's the tweet from a few months ago:
Yea in a couple months. The world ain’t ready yet 🥰☺️😘 https://t.co/E5bf12pAek— Mrs. Petty (@Mrs. Petty)1588889465.0
And trust me, we really weren't ready for our wigs to be snatched like that...
And naturally, the internet went up in flames...
@MTV @NICKIMINAJ My heart just skipped, I'm so happy it's like I know her personally 😭❤️😍— Portia (@Portia)1595255834.0
@MTV @_kean_li_ @NICKIMINAJ Screaming in silent at work I fckn cry I can’t even type anything I@ so happy omg omg o… https://t.co/Ha5VBtfNE5— Minn 🅙 (@Minn 🅙)1595256723.0
Maybe Nicki Minaj getting pregnant is the sign of a positive turn for 2020 just saying... https://t.co/6ByeS3IVr0— JoJo⁷ (@JoJo⁷)1595256001.0
Nicki Minaj is real life pregnant. Wow. I could fucking CRY right now! I’m really so happy for her, I’m sure this i… https://t.co/eNj9sYBsXX— 𝐒ᴏᴠᴇʀᴇĪɢɴ (@𝐒ᴏᴠᴇʀᴇĪɢɴ)1595256080.0
"Nicki Minaj is pregnant" literally everyone everywhere: https://t.co/nZ1etNBZbJ— Chito (@Chito)1595255881.0
And if you weren't excited enough, here are the photos she posted along with the announcement:
And the second also played on her iconic look...
And here's the last one she posted to her Instagram:
We couldn't be happier for Nicki Minaj and her partner.
via: InstagramAnd now the news has come in that Nicki has given birth.