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Nicki Minaj Is a Mom! Rapper and Husband Kenneth Petty Welcome First Child

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Nicki Minaj gave birth to her first child, confirmed to PEOPLE only by a source.

The singer and husband, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, welcomed their baby in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 30, the source adds.

In July, Minaj, 37, revealed her Instagram pregnancy news alongside a series of glam snapshots showing the singer baring her baby bump.

A curly, bright-yellow hairdo, an intricately painted bikini, and sparkly platform stilettos shocked the then-mom-to-be in two of the pictures. In a ruffled bottom, another revealed her white knee-high stockings and a blue finished-up hairstyle, complete with a bright-green bow.

"#Preggers ?," Minaj captioned the first image of her cradling her belly, writing to accompany the third (which showed Minaj lounging on a pink couch), "Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes. ?"

The happy news came nine months after she and Petty tied the knot and 10 months after Minaj announced her intention to retire to instead focus on her family.

"I've decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me … Love you for LIFE," she wrote on Twitter.

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