Nicki Minaj reportedly welcomes first child with husband Kenneth Petty

Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty reportedly welcomed their child on Wednesday

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Nicki Minaj has reportedly given birth to her first child in L.A.

The Queen rapper has not released any information yet about her bundle of joy but a close source to her told TMZ gave birth to her first child on Wednesday. Sources say her husband Kenneth Petty was by her side. The name and gender of the baby were not yet known.

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Throughout her career, the rapper has always expressed her desire to be a wife and a mother. She told Complex In 2014 she wanted to be the kind of mother who can take time off and give her child her full attention.

“After the fifth [album], I’ll probably have my baby,” she told the magazine. “I wonder if I’m going to be one of those women who balances my child with a career. I always said, ‘When I have my baby, it’s going to be all about my baby.’ I don’t want the child feeling like they don’t have all of my attention, so I always said, ‘I’m going to take a little break.’ But we’ll see.”

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The rapper and actress has always been very open about why it’s important to her to first excel in her career, get married and then have a child.

“I definitely will be married before I have my baby,” said Minaj. “I want to make sure I do it in that order. I’ve always felt like that since I was young; my mother always put that in my head. By the fifth album, I will have walked down the aisle and I will at least be on baby number one, possibly baby number two. And have $500 million.”

Minaj has released four studio albums and married her childhood friend Petty last year.

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