Nicki Minaj is ringing in the new year by giving fans a look at her baby boy.
Minaj, 38, has been notoriously private about showing off her 3-month-old son with husband, Kenneth Petty, sharing only glimpses of her child to social media and not even revealing his name.
That all changed Saturday when the new mom shared five close-up photos and a short clip of her baby, some of which show him dressed to the nines in Fendi and Versace.
The "Chun-Li" artist also penned a sweet message to her "papa bear" alongside the new photos on Instagram, thanking her baby boy for "choosing me to be your mama."
"Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year. Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me," Minaj wrote.
She continued: "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."
The rapper gave birth to her first child with Petty, 42, on Sept. 30 in Los Angeles. The couple has not revealed their baby boy's name, but on Saturday's episode of her radio talk show "Queen Radio," Minaj shared that they almost named him Ninja.
"You know what his name was supposed to be? I think I might still change it,” Minaj said, according to Entertainment Tonight and US Weekly. "A lot of people said they liked it, but I said, ‘Nah.’ His name was going to be Ninja."
She added that she changed it "last minute."
Minaj announced that she was expecting her first child in July 2020, just a few months after the performer said she would be retiring.
"I’ve decided to retire & have my family," she wrote on Twitter in September 2019. "I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, (X) in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE."
A few weeks later, in an interview with Billboard, the rapper clarified her future plans.
"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."
Contributing: Gary Dinges
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nicki Minaj shares baby photos, reveals what she almost named him