Nicki Minaj Shares First Photos of Her Son
Nicki Minaj’s son is ready to make his debut.
Three months after giving birth, the new mom is introducing her baby boy to the world. On Saturday (Jan. 2), Minaj took to Instagram to share the first full photos of her and husband Kenneth Petty’s son, revealing his face for the first time.
The slideshow features photos and video of the adorable infant, who Minaj nicknamed “Papa Bear,” decked out in designer outfits from Fendi, Burberry, Versace, and Gucci while sitting in a baby rocker.
In her caption, Minaj gushed about motherhood while wishing her supporters for the new year. “#PapaBear thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama,” she said. “Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year. Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me.”
She continued, “Becoming a mom is by far the most fulfilling job I’ve ever taken on. Sending love to all the superhero mothers out there. Big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time.”
She received kind messages from her millions of fans and celebrity friends including Diddy, Bryson Tiller, Tinashe, Lauren London, and more.
Minaj has yet to reveal her 3-month-old son’s name, but she did share the name she almost chose for him—Ninja.
“You know what his name was supposed to be? I think l might still change it,” she told her Barbz, according to ET Online. “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.”
Minaj and Petty welcomed their son on Sept. 30, but she has mostly kept him off social media until now. In October, she shared the first photo of her son, which showed just his foot.