A year ago, Nicki Minaj gave birth to her first child, which is a boy. To this day, the star rapper continues to call him Papa Bear, without disclosing his actual first name. Minaj frequently posts the baby on social media, in his various outfits, which warms the hearts of all of her fans. Minaj also shows how much Papa Bear has been growing over the course of this past year and now, the birthday celebrations from her fans are on.
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Minaj Fans Show Papa Bear Love On First Birthday
Fans of Minaj took to Twitter to acknowledge Papa Bear’s first birthday, as his name is trending heavily, on the platform. They are surprised at how quickly it’s already been a year since his birth, and how he’s viewed as Minaj’s fans own nephew. Fans also added that they will always protect Papa Bear’s name, online.
Happy 1st birthday to Papa Bear! 🥺🧸 pic.twitter.com/zYfzhOAH3M
— 🦄 (@HARDWHlTE) September 30, 2021
happy birthday to Nicki’s papa bear! 🥳
cant believe he’s already 1!!! ❤️🎉🧸 pic.twitter.com/GVwzmWZXX4
— trey 😌 (@honest_papi) September 30, 2021
Minaj Debuted Her Pregnancy Looks Online Last Summer
In July 2020, Minaj finally confirmed to the world that she was expecting Papa Bear, with her husband, Kenneth Petty. In photos posted to her Instagram feed, Minaj is seen sporting yellow hair, with a top and matching heels. Minaj posted her first photo of Papa Beat on October 21, 2020, which was her holding his foot, at the time of birth.
Minaj was still putting the work in with music as well, as she appeared in the music video for Producer Mike Will Made-It and NBA Youngboy’s “What That Speed Bout?!” as she had a verse, on this record. That summer also saw Minaj finally have her first number one song, on Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s “TROLLZ” single.
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Minaj Still Faces Criticism For Marriage To Kenneth Petty
While many people enjoy seeing Minaj show off Papa Bear, there is still backlash, about her marrying her husband, Kenneth Petty. This is due to his criminal history, which includes a 1995 first-degree rape conviction. Petty ended up serving four years, in federal prison. He also had to register as a sex offender, in his home state of New York.
Petty was also arrested in March 2020, for failing to register as a sex offender, in California. Petty initially didn’t plead guilty, but that changed, this month. His sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2022. Petty faces 10 years in prison, along with a lifetime of supervised release. He and Minaj are also facing a lawsuit from his alleged rape victim, Jennifer Hough.
This is due to allegedly being threatened by the married couple, for not recanting her story, about what happened in 1995. Hough even appeared on “The Real” last week, to detail the pain that she’s suffered, and that she is a victim of Petty. Minaj has remained quiet on the issue for its entirety, as she continues to support her husband, through thick and thin.