Nicki Minaj is sharing her baby boy with the world. Three months after welcoming her first child with husband Kenneth Petty, the “Barbie Dreams” rapper shared the first full photos of her adorable son.
In the pics, her bundle of joy, whom she calls Papa Bear, is seen wearing the cutest Fendi, Burberry, Versace and Gucci ensembles, as well as rocking some major bling.
“#PapaBear thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama 🎀🦄🙏 Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year,” Minaj wrote on Saturday. “Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me.”
She added, “Becoming a mom is by far the most fulfilling job I’ve ever taken on. Sending love to all the superhero mothers out there.” Minaj also sent “big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time.”
Minaj and Petty welcomed their son on Sept. 30. Just weeks later, she gave the first peek at her baby boy, sharing a snap of one of his tiny feet. While she has been private about her son, during a chat with fans on Friday, she revealed that she thought about naming her son “Ninja.”
“You know what his name was supposed to be? I think l might still change it,” she shared. “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,” she added.
In a Twitter Q&A, she also recently opened up about the hardships of breastfeeding. The new mom recalled how her baby had no problem latching onto her breast while she was at the hospital, which surprised her because she was scared that he wouldn’t breastfeed right away.
“But breastfeeding is very painful,” she confessed. “Pumping is too. Women make this stuff look way too easy. Moms [are] really superheroes.”
THE CARTERS MAKE AN APPEARANCE
Beyoncé has bid farewell to 2020 with a video featuring unseen footage of her twins Rumi and Sir – and we can’t believe how much they’ve grown.
The superstar’s end of year video begins with a countdown to the 2020 New Year, before showing black and white footage of Beyoncé’s charity foundation Bey Good’s COVID-19 testing efforts back in May.
The clip then features the superstar driving a golf buggy sandwiched between her very adorable twins Rumi and Sir, who turn 4 on June 13, 2021. Beyoncé can then be heard asking Rumi, wearing a big pink bow in her hair: “How do you feel about your summer this year? Did you have a good summer? Yeah? What’d you do?”
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“Cheers to a New Year Beehive!!” the singer captioned her video compilation. “2020 divided us and united us. Most could not see loved ones and we felt too many loses, but we were united by our humanity. This year for me has been about celebrating joy, chasing happiness, and living in love.”
She continued: “As we all look forward and pray for new beginnings, my wish for you is that you honour yourself and those you love. Celebrate that you are an important individual who contributes to our beautiful collective. Here’s to a better and brighter 2021!”
Rumi and Sir’s big sister Blue Ivy also got her moment in the 2020 video. An image of Hair Love comes up in the clip, and Blue can be heard narrating the Matthew Cherry book. Fans can also see video of Blue recording “Brown Skin Girl” – Blue became one of the youngest Grammy nominees in history for her contribution to “Brown Skin Girl” last year.