Nicki Minaj has announced that she is pregnant with her first child.

In a series of photographs posted to her Instagram yesterday, the "Yikes" rapper confirmed that she was “#Preggers,” captioning one of her pictures, “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes.”

Minaj also tapped acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle for another pregnancy announcement shot, drawing on religious iconography of the Virgin Mary. Take a look below and scroll down for all of the shots.

Minaj and Kenneth Petty were quietly got married last year. Rafaello and Co designed a $1.1 million ring with Perry's guidance, according to TMZ. It featured a massive 17-carat center with VVS2-clarity diamonds.

Earlier this year Minaj made history by becoming the richest woman in rap music. The rapper reached a whopping net worth of $100 million, Young Money announced on social media. Minaj's net worth far surpasses Queen Latifah's ($60 million), Missy Elliott's ($50 million), and Lil Kim's ($18 million).

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