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Just yesterday, we told you that Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake had welcomed their second child, following a very secret pregnancy.

However, Nicki Minaj isn’t going down the secrecy route, as she has just confirmed her pregnancy by sharing a series of extravagant pictures of herself cradling her baby bump. We would expect nothing less!

Last year, the 37-year-old rapper announced that she would be retiring from the music business in order to focus on starting a family with her husband, 42-year-old Kenneth Petty. Therefore, this news doesn’t actually come as much of a shock to us…

“I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now,” she said at the time.

“To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me … Love you for LIFE.”

Nicki Minaj took to Instagram yesterday and shared several pictures of herself in a floral bikini, enormously high platform heels, an abundance of jewelry, and a bright yellow wig.

“#Preggers”, she captioned one of them, as if it wasn’t obvious enough!

BI she wrote as a caption to another.

Shortly afterward, she posted yet another picture, only this time she had an outfit change (classic Minaj!) and swapped her yellow wig for an electric blue one.

“I’m in love. Classic Nicki meets the now. #BABYMINAJ.” she captioned the image.

And for the final cherry on top, Nicki Minaj shared another picture taken by none other than David LaChapelle, depicting her as the Virgin Mary…

“And finally, the Virgin Mary by #DavidLaChapelle,” she concluded.

We wish every A-list expectant mother would go to these lengths to announce a pregnancy; don’t you?

Congratulations Nicki, we’re confident that you will make a wonderful mom!