Nicki Minaj is letting fans see her super connection with her young son.
On Thursday, Sept. 2, the 38-year-old "Super Bass" rapper shared an Instagram video featuring herself and husband Kenneth Petty with their son, who they welcomed on Sept. 30, 2020. The star affectionally refers to the little guy as "Papa Bear" but has yet to publicly share his real name.
In her footage, seen above, Nicki had her 11-month-old son on her lap as she told him, "Papa, say, 'Me and mama laughed at that.'" She went on to say, "Papa, what you doing? Say hi."
At that, the boy indeed appeared to say hi as Nicki held up his hand for a wave. This led to shocked responses from both of his parents.
"He said Hi for the gram," Nicki captioned the footage, adding laughing with tears and heart emojis.
This isn't the first time Nicki has been proud of her son's love for interacting with others. During a July Instagram post, she referred to him as a "people person" and said he's especially close to his grandmother.
"She's built a really dope bond with him since he was born," the "Chun-Li" vocalist said at the time. "She'll pick him up, and then he'll be like caressing her face. And staring at her like…Oh, my god, ugh…obsessed."
During the July video, Nicki also gave a heartfelt shout-out to all the working moms out there, now that the star realized how tough it can be to balance childcare with day-to-day responsibilities.
"To the women that have to get up and go to work every day and leave the baby, or put the baby in daycare, God bless you," the performer said. "Like, I know that that's not easy."