After many speculations, Nicki Minaj has finally revealed her pregnancy. The rapper announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Kenneth Petty via a set of sassy Instagram maternity snaps, wearing colourful and eccentric looks made for the occasion.
Showing off her baby bump, in the first picture Nicki simply wrote ‘’ with a yellow heart, matching her blonde curly wig and letting her extravagant attire exalt her body. “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage,” she captioned another. “Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes.”
But the picture that really broke the internet was shared moments later by the rapper: photographed by the acclaimed David La Chapelle, Nicki appeared like a vision in the middle of a bright green forest. Drawing on religious iconography of the Virgin Mary, the rapper shined in a white, gauzy dress by Greek designer Dipesta paired with a crystal-adorned, floor-length veil that was custom-made by Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika. The picture is similar to Beyonce’s maternity photoshoot and Katy Perry’s music video revelation.
Among the people congratulating the rapper, many celebrities expressed their happiness for Nicki, and some even proposed to exchange their babies’ clothes. In fact, in terms of celebrity pregnancies, 2020 has been a bumper year: from Gigi Hadid and Sophie Turner to Katy Perry and Ciara, all of them have announced their pregnancies this year.
Words by Gennaro Costanzo
Graphics by Clare Stephenson