Nicki Minaj Shuts Down Fan's Claim About Her Baby Boy's Name

After a follower shared a photo of a baby and tweeted a name, Nicki Minaj made it clear the pictured little one was "not my baby" and that it was "not his name."

By Elyse Dupre Oct 16, 2020 7:14 PMTags
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Nicki Minaj is setting the record straight on rumors about her baby boy's name.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, a follower tweeted a photo of an infant and suggested the little one was the 37-year-old rapper's newborn. "Welcoming Jeremiah-Maraj-Petty," the fan wrote from a since-deleted account. "You are a blessing to us and we love you so much."

However, Minaj insisted this wasn't the case. "Not my baby. Not his name," she replied in a since-deleted post. "Imagine doing this. Pls delete this person's child from your page." 

While the 10-time Grammy nominee has been shielding her firstborn from the limelight, she has shared a few details with her fans. For instance, she confirmed the sex of the child on Instagram on Oct. 15. "I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love," she wrote on the social network. "My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world."

The "Super Bass" star and her husband Kenneth Petty welcomed the young one on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in Los Angeles. The news came about two months after Minaj announced the pregnancy and debuted her baby bump on Instagram.

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Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty: Romance Rewind

Petty and Minaj tied the knot in Oct. 2019, and starting a family had been a part of the "Anaconda" artist's plans for years.

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"Family has always been very important to me, and that is why I want to wait until the right moment before starting my own," she told Vogue Italia in 2014. "Right now I am too busy, but at a certain point the situation will change."

Minaj always knew she wanted a son, too. "I really need a boy in my life. A baby boy," she told Complex in 2012. "Because…I'm so attached to my little brother and I felt like that was my real son. And boys, they're just so, I don't know...My heart just melts when I see them." 

For now, it looks like fans will just have to wait until Minaj announces the moniker herself.