5 Things To Take Home Following Nicki Minaj’s Pregnancy
Social media has been buzzing since hip hop queen, Nicki Minaj shared some super beautiful maternity photos to announce that herself and her husband Mr. Kenneth Petty are expecting their first child.
Though she is a woman that needs no introduction Onika Tanya “Nicki Minaj” Maraj-Petty is a lady of many capes; rapper, songwriter, singer, radio host and a model.
Since the start of her career over a decade ago, the queen of barbz has been in the news for all sorts of reasons; good, bad and ugly. Despite it all, Nicki deserves every accolade she’s received and even more. Call her anything but definitely not a bad rapper, she sure knows her onion. She’s opened doors for all contemporary female rappers along side the likes of Lil Kim and Lauryn Hil.
Thus, it bites my last nerve to see the level of disrespect she gets from media houses, media personalities as well as some female rap acts who are not in any way, up to her level.
Just so we don’t digress, let’s talk about Nicki’s journey towards finding love, relationship, marriage and now about to have a child. Well, let me summarize it all under these five points:
- NO CHILD UNTIL MARRIAGE:
While the world normalizes having kids out of wedlock, it’s hard to say otherwise and stay true to your words especial in an industry such as Nicki’s.
Around this time, July, 2015, Nicki shut down rumour that was circulation suggesting she was pregnant for her boyfriend at the time, Meek Mill when she tweeted:
“No matter what he, or anyone else says, Onika Tanya Maraj won’t be pushing anyone1 out her vajayjay, until she’s married. Now check that.”
She’s been called all kinds of names following her decision not to have a child before marriage.
At every slightest chance her nonfans drag her about not having a child at her age. She’s 37 right now by the way.
It was worse when her fellow rappers, Cardi B and Remy Ma welcomed their kids. People called her barren as others mocked her of getting close to menopause. One can only imagine the psychological trauma she had to go through. Her age would have also pushed her to consider changing her mind but she remained resilient amidst torments.
Well, as they say, he who laughs last does what? Exactly!
- HER DATING HISTORY:
Again, despite all the spotlight, money, beautiful body and face, Nicki has had almost the most minimal dating history. She has always been a one-man woman with no cheating scandal from her own end. So far, we know she’s only dated two people (Safaree Samuel and Meek Mill) before her husband since her career kicked off. Apparently, people don’t see how much efforts she puts into being a role model and becoming a better person.
- MAKING HISTORY WHILE PREGNANT:
Mrs. Petty gets her first ever number one for “Say So” on Billboard 100 while pregnant. An accolade she should have gotten way earlier anyways. Again, this is another reminder that you don’t need to compromise, try to fit in or just go with the flow to get to the peak. You can have it all AT THE RIGHT TIME. Work hard and stay true to yourself.
- NICKI WANTS THE YOUNGER GENERATION TO DO BETTER THAN HER:
Finally, and the most important, Nicki have always been vocal and much on empowering the youths. She’s done that through the millions of dollars she invests in education every year, donations, awards and scholarships for kids.
Nicki goes out of her way all the time to ensure every child around her goes to school. No, I am not blabbing, I’ve got receipts. See;
Here is one of those days Nicki really wanted fans to stay in school;
A testimony from her fan:
IN SUMMARY, NOT ALL PREACHERS ARE FOUND IN THE CHURCH.