Nicki Minaj has been dogged by pregnancy rumors for a while now. When she and Nas were dating, the internet was positively sure she was with child. Back then, we reported that the "Anaconda" rapper was planning to tell the world the news about her and her future baby daddy, according to Media Takeout. “[Nicki] found out she was pregnant during Thanksgiving and supposedly she supposed to announce her bundle of joy around the Grammys,” an insider told the publication.
Nicki Minaj and Nas were friends for quite some time and fueled romance rumors in early 2018 when they were spending a lot of time together. She posted a photo of Nas on Instagram back in November 2017 with just a smiley face as a caption.
Now, that relationship is over and Nicki is married to Kenneth Petty. Nicki's mom, Carol Maraj has been getting in on the pregnancy rumors by telling anyone who will listen how ready she is to be a grandmother.
Nicki has repeatedly shut down pregnancy speculation in the past, but the insider who broke the 2018 news to Media Takeout is certain Nicki is truly expecting her first child this time. “She’s also been very MIA on the social media…pregnancy I’m guessing,” the source said.
She did tweet, however, that her fans can’t get both a new album and a baby from her.
Y’all want the album or the baby? Cuz ch- y’all ain’t bout to get both https://t.co/Bz5BJxGeX7
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2017
Well, fast forward to November 2019 and here we are again, dealing with rumors that Nicki is pregnant. Only now, she's a married woman! She and Kenneth Petty tied the knot on October 12. And this time, it's Nicki who fueled the flames of the rumor with a since-deleted Twitter post. She tweeted, "expecting a" and left it posted just briefly before deleting it. That was more than enough time for her fans to go wild with speculation. Nicki followed that up with a tweet that said: "my bad y'all." Fans continued to guess that she was about to announce that she was pregnant. Minaj further clarified by tweeting: "expecting an official date/time for #QueenRadio in the morning." She then went on to talk about how the deleted tweet was only up for 14 seconds. She wrote: "Blogs rlly reposting a typo that was up for 14 seconds chile. go to bed," she added, addressing the speculation. "Even if it's day time in your timezone. All of y'all just go to bed."
Still! Last month Minaj tweeted that she planned to retire from music to start a family. So can you really blame fans for thinking she's pregnant?