Congratulations are in order for Nicki Minaj – she’s pregnant!
The rapper, 37, announced the news that she’s expecting her first child in a series of posts to Instagram Monday.
In the first post, Minaj wears a bikini and shows off a side view of her baby bump with the hashtag “#Preggers” and a heart emoji.
In a statement to USA TODAY Monday, Joseph Carozza, a rep for Minaj confirmed the pregnancy but declined further comment.
In two more posts following her initial announcement, Minaj shared more photos of her holding her growing belly. In the third post, she writes, “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for thewell wishes.”
Followers took to the comment section to congratulate Minaj.
Halle Berry wrote, “YES Congratulations beauty!!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️”
Sam Smith wrote, “Congratulations beautiful x”
Juicy J wrote, “Congrats!!!” with praying hands emojis.
Model Winnie Harlow wrote, “Knew it knew it knew it 😍😍😍😍 SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Love you!!”
Actress Skai Jackson wrote, “Congrats Nicki!!”
In September, Minaj announced on Twitter that she “decided to retire & have my family.” After uproar from fans, she clarified her comments in December during an interview with Billboard.
“I love music and interacting with fans, so I can’t really see taking myself completely away. But I want to be open to other possibilities in my life,” she said. “I do believe it is important to become a woman outside of the magnifying glass. I have to make sure that I’m well-rounded as a human being.”
Minaj is married to Kenneth Petty, 41. The couple tied the knot in October after nearly a year of dating.