Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj

American rapper and singer Nicki Minaj welcomed her first child with husband Kenneth Petty on Wednesday.

The gender of the baby is yet to be revealed, reported People Magazine.

Nicki announced her pregnancy in July with a series of pictures flaunting her baby bump.

In two of the photographs, Minaj is seen in a curly, bright-yellow hairdo, an intricately decorated bikini and sparkly stilettos. In one, she is seen wearing a ruffled bottom, white knee-high stockings and a blue done-up hairstyle, completing it with a bright-green bow.

"#Preggers," she captioned the first image of her cradling her belly.

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"Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes," Minaj captioned a third image.

The news comes after she exchanged vows with Patty, and after Minaj, 37, announced her intention to retire and focus on her family.

"I've decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me … Love you for LIFE," she wrote on Twitter at that time.

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