Nicki Minaj announces her pregnancy wearing Lebanese designer

Rapper Nicki Minaj is expecting her first child with husband Kenneth Petty. File/Getty
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Updated 21 July 2020

Nicki Minaj announces her pregnancy wearing Lebanese designer

DUBAI: Nicki Minaj is going to be a mom. The Trinidad-born rapper dropped a bombshell on the Internet on Monday, with the announcement of her pregnancy. The star took to Instagram to share four separate and glamorous maternity portraits of her baby bump and the news that she and her husband, Kenneth Petty, were expecting their first child together.

In the first image, simply captioned “#preggers,” Minaj can be seen cradling her baby bump while wearing a patchwork Swarovski crystal embellished ensemble by Lacey Dalimonte, platform heels, and a neon wig. 

Another photo was captioned “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes.”

The rapper, 37, also enlisted famed American photographer David LaChapelle to photograph her wearing a white, gauzy dress by Greek designer Dipesta. The gown, which boasted a cut-out in the centre to display Minaj’s pregnant figure, was paired with a crystal beaded, floor-length veil that was custom-made by Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

And finally, the Virgin Mary by #DavidLaChapelle

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In May, the singer sparked pregnancy rumors when she revealed that she had been experiencing common pregnancy symptoms. When fans asked if she would share photos of her baby bump, she replied, “Yea in a couple of months. The world ain’t ready yet.”

The pregnancy news comes nine months after the “Super Bass” hitmaker confirmed her marriage to Petty.

Minaj took to social media on Oct 21 to share the relationship update, writing, “Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19,” along with an emoji of a bride, a groom, a tearful smiley face, hands clasped in prayer and a pink bow. 

The couple made their romance official in December 2018.

Their romance proved controversial among fans when news emerged that Petty, 42, had been convicted of attempted rape in 1995 and later spent seven years in prison for manslaughter.

While still a minor teen, Petty was convicted of the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl. After serving time, he remains a Level 2 registered sex offender in New York State.

Additionally, court documents obtained by The Blast show that he pleaded guilty in Queens in 2006 to a manslaughter charge for fatally shooting a man named Lamont Robinson in 2002. He served seven years in prison and was released in May 2013.

Minaj has previously been linked to rappers Meek Mill and Safaree.

 


What We Are Eating Today: Cheese Taste

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Updated 08 August 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Cheese Taste

  • One of the best things about the shop is how well they treat their customers, offering to let them try different things while the visitor comes to a final decision

Looking at the Cheese Taste shop in Al-Safa district, Jeddah, I never expected the delicious treats that waited inside. It looks like a regular small-scale bakery, but stepping into the little shop and trying out their products was a new discovery.
Their pastries are of high quality and presented to visitors in two different sizes. The variety is mind-blowing — everything from plain chocolate cakes to carrot cakes.
Their carrot cakes are some of the best I have had. One of my other favorites is their strawberry tarts, which are a perfect combination of a crisp base, a creamy-smooth filling and glazed strawberries.
One of the best things about the shop is how well they treat their customers, offering to let them try different things while the visitor comes to a final decision.
The prices are also very low — amazing because they don’t reflect the quality of the products.