They’ve reportedly been discussing having children since making their relationship Instagram official in December 2018.
The 36-year-old rapper and singer also indicated she was pregnant on the new track.
Almost official: Nicki Minaj, 36, seems to say she’s pregnant and engaged to her jailbird beau Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty, 41, on her verse on a Chance the Rapper track released Friday
The possible admission came on Chance’s track Zanies And Fools, off of his debut album The Big Day.
‘He the Clyde to my Bonnie, ’bout to walk down the aisle and be a mommy,’ she raps on the track.
‘Ooh, I remember when I cried like, ‘Why me?’ / Now I wouldn’t exchange my life for Armani,’ she adds, clearly happy with her current life.
The musician (born Onika Maraj) drew the attention of her 104 million Instagram followers to the lyrics via a series of photos she posted to the service while posing with her boyfriend.
Putting it out there: Nicki shared some of the lyrics from the song in a photo of her and Kenneth, though she left out the line: ”He the Clyde to my Bonnie, ’bout to walk down the aisle and be a mommy’
The Monster rapper was dressed in a sheer red dress that covered her up from her neck down to the floor.
The translucent outfit featured a red bodysuit underneath, and the dress included a thick ruched train.
The 5ft2in occasional actress matched her hair to the clothing with a bright scarlet pin straight wig that reached down at least to her thighs.
Standing behind her and giving off a tough glare was Kenneth, wearing a black Armani Exchange sweatshirt that alluded to his girlfriend’s lyrics, plus black jeans and black sneakers.
Drawing attention: Fans suspected Nicki might be pregnant back in June when she tweeted about not consuming alcohol
Fans suspected Nicki might be pregnant back in June when she tweeted about not consuming alcohol.
‘For the record; that was iced tea in that lobsterita glass. No alcohol was consumed in the making of our dinner date,’ she wrote, followed by a rosy-cheeked smiling emoji.
Though she may have just wanted to cut back for health or social reasons, the earlier tweet and her new song lyrics left some social media users convinced she was expecting.
‘THIS IS NOT A DRILL NICKI IS PREGNANT AND SHES GETTING MARRIED,’ screamed one Twitter user.
‘OMG AT THE END OF ZANIES AND FOOLS NICKI SAID SHE WAS PREGNANT LISTEN TO THE WHOLE THING LIKE 10 TIMES AND YOULL HEAR IT,’ tweeted another.
‘If nicki minaj is actually pregnant im about to be born again see yall in 9 months,’ joked another user.
Not subtle: Though she may have wanted to cut back for health reasons, the tweet and her new song lyrics left social media users convinced she and Petty were expecting
Tenth times the charm: Another user caught her meaning after repeatedly listen to Chance’s track
Hint hint: Though this is the first time Nicki has been straightforward about a pregnancy, she’s been openly discussing it throughout the past year
Though this is the first time Nicki has been straightforward about a pregnancy, she’s been openly discussing it throughout the past year.
Earlier this year, when a fan asked on social media if the couple needed help picking out baby names, she replied, ‘already chose them babe. Lol but thx.’
But she’s also joked about the possibility of being pregnant in the past.
‘I’m pregnant,’ she said before cracking during a February appearance on Queen Radio. ‘They really gon’ believe me — my manager’s face! He was about to die!’
Getting ready: Earlier this year, when a fan asked on social media if the couple needed help picking out baby names, she replied, ‘already chose them babe. Lol but thx’; pictured with Kenneth in February
Old times: Nicki and her current beau first dated when she was only 16 and living in Queens. New York’s age of consent is 17, and her boyfriend would have been around 21 at the time
Nicki and her current beau go way back, having first dated when the rapper was only 16 and living in Queens, New York City. New York’s age of consent is 17, and her boyfriend would have been around 21 at the time.
Petty’s checkered past in the intervening years has been a subject of controversy among Nicki’s fans.
He was convicted in 1995 of attempted rape against a 16-year-old girl, which resulted in a sentence of 18–54 months, though it’s not clear how much time he actually served.
He was required to register on the sex offender list following the conviction.
Petty also served seven years of a 10 year prison sentence after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter for his involvement in the death of Lamont Robinson in 2002.
The Anaconda rapper has been defiant on social media, though she has rarely addressed his actual crimes.
‘No one on social media has ever sinned. They are all perfect,’ she tweeted in December. ‘They p*** champagne & walk on streets of gold.’
Checkered past: Petty was convicted of attempted rape against a 16-year-old in 1995 and had to register as a sex offender. He also pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in 2006