Nicki Minaj has hinted at various points over the last year or two that she eventually plans to have a family.

In fact, she even suggested last year that she would retire from music after marrying Kenneth Petty in order to raise their kids.

Having put new music out into the world this year it seems that her retirement has been postponed - but the 37-year-old has revealed that she is expecting her first child.

The 'Super Bass' star posted an image to Instagram simply captioned 'Preggers', and by the looks of things, she's pretty far along.

She followed it up with a number of other pics - taken by David LaChapelle - that may outdo that famous Beyonce photoshoot, captioning another with "Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes."

Minaj's last album was 2018's 'Queen' while her recent single with 6ix9ine, 'Trollz', went to number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart.