Nicki Minaj Shares First Full Photos of Her Son

On Saturday morning, Nicki Minaj shared the first full photo of her baby, and boy is he a cutie.

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Nicki Minaj gave birth to her son on September 30. We still don't know his name; Minaj calls him by the nickname "Papa Bear." On Saturday morning, she shared the first full photo of her baby, and boy is he a cutie.

"#PapaBear thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama 🎀🦄🙏," she wrote. "Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year. Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me. 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 also tweeted this shot of her baby:

In the past few months, Minaj shared a few glimpses of the little one, including this look at his foot, which she shared in October.

In late November, she shared this audio message of her son making baby sounds.

"Say hi to the Barbz, papa bear," Minaj said, referring to her fans, as her son made sounds on the recording. "Whatcha doin'? Say somethin'!"

The baby made more cute sounds.

"Aww, you said hi to the Barbz?," she said, clearly pleased. "Good boy, good boy!"

This is her first baby with her husband, Kennth Petty, whom she married in 2019. She revealed in August of that year that she had gotten her marriage license with Petty.

"I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness," she said then. "It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m there, I don't want to compromise that for anyone or anything."


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