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Nicki Minaj reveals her surprising reaction when she first went into labor

The ‘Queen’ rapper opened up about motherhood, pregnancy and more.

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Yesterday (Dec. 30), Nicki Minaj celebrated her son turning 3 months old. The proud new mom commemorated the moment by sharing never-before-seen pictures from her glamorous maternity photoshoot and answered some questions about her pregnancy from fans on Twitter.

In one tweet, Nicki revealed the exact moment that her water broke and how she and her husband, Kenneth Petty, reacted differently.

“I was butt naked. Just got out the shower & I asked him to rub my back,” Nicki wrote. “As soon as I started scooting over to him in the bed I just felt the water start coming out. I was weirdly calm & I quietly said ‘omg, I’m about to be in labor.’ He was very scared & I was laughing [at] him.”

Nicki also detailed her stay at the hospital after she went into labor.

“Natural vaginal birth w/epidural. I pushed for 2 1/2 hours. Only b/c first the epidural didn’t wear off enough for me to feel myself pushing. Once I was able to feel the pain I pushed him on out,” she wrote.

“Well I was actually in labor all night but all they did was let me sleep until I dilated far enough to push. The epidural didn’t hurt either. They numbed me up real good. So I took my ass right to sleep,” she added.

The Queen rapper also discussed her struggles with breastfeeding, writing, “...Breast feeding is very painful. Pumping is too. Women make this stuff look way too easy. Moms r really superheroes.”

Nicki revealed that Ciara has been her go-to source for new mom advice and said that former collaborator Ariana Grande sent her son some “gorgeous gifts.” The New York native previously showed fans the other cards and presents she’d received from the likes of Beyonce, JAY-Z and Kanye West.

Other than celebrating her infant son’s recent milestone, Nicki has also been gearing up to release her new HBO Max docuseries. On Twitter, she revealed that the upcoming series will include the moment she first told her husband that she was pregnant and his reaction. Nicki also hinted that she may share a photo of her son soon, writing that she’ll let fans “be the judge” of who he looks like more — herself or Kenneth.

See Nicki’s tweets about her pregnancy below.

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