Rapper Nicki Minaj served up a New Year's treat for her 126 million followers by sharing the first photos of her three-month-old son. The proud Barbie gave thanks to the adorable tyke for making her a first-time mom.
The semi-retired rap star welcomed her first child with husband Kenneth Petty at the end of September, and although she's shared some information about her baby boy online, she declined to post any pictures of her kid - until now.
On Saturday, Nicki shared slideshow of images of the infant, whom she refers to as "Papa Bear".
"#PapaBear thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama," she captioned the set.
"Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year. Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It's meant so much to me. Becoming a mom is by far the most fulfilling job I've ever taken on. Sending love to all the superhero mothers out there. Big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time."
Nicki has yet to reveal her son's legal name.
In related news, Petty's rape victim came forward last year to share details about the brutal incident that changed her life as a youngster over a decade ago.
She also claimed Petty and his people (presumably Nicki) had been harassing her and put a bounty on her head.
Now the woman has come forward again -- not to recant her story, but to tearfully ask Nicki and Petty to leave her family alone.