Is Nicki Minaj pregnant? Rapper posts cryptic video showing husband Kenneth Petty rubbing her belly
Rapper Nicki Minaj has sparked rumors around her being pregnant — again — after she posted a video showing her husband, Kenneth Petty, rubbing her belly while they were on a flight to Trinidad.
The 37-year-old, who is currently visiting her homeland for its annual Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, can be seen in the video uploaded to her Instagram wearing a bodycon dress as she sits beside 41-year-old Petty, the camera focusing directly on her stomach. Neither says a word in the short video and comments instantly poured in asking the couple whether they were trying to give viewers a hint of something to come.
The video has already garnered over six million views and a stream of comments asking the same question: is Nicki Minaj expecting her first child?
The rapper instantly clapped back in the comments, however, responding to someone who wondered why Petty was rubbing her belly with "Babe u gotta ask him, he rubs my feet & my stomach. ima tell him to stop rubbing my stomach tho. Cuz chile..."
Minaj is no stranger to pregnancy rumors, especially since husband Petty is frequently seen rubbing her belly. She has previously spoken about wanting to start a family with her husband. The couple tied the knot in October last year, following which the rapper went on an indefinite hiatus. And they are definitely planning to have children someday, according to Minaj.
Prior to her marriage, she announced via Instagram that she would be retiring to start her family. She also said in an interview last year, “I’m not saying I’m pregnant. That’s the end goal." But she also spoke about being content with where her life was, adding "I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness. It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m there I don’t want to compromise that for anyone or anything.”
Minaj also spoke about having a proper wedding, complete with a ceremony later in 2020. Though she has not made any arrangements yet, she has mentioned that she would like to have Keke Wyatt perform at her wedding.
Following her post-marriage hiatus, Minaj finally came back earlier this year with new music and has announced a new album as well. If she is pregnant, she's going to have a whole lot on her plate this year.