Nicki Minaj is not pregnant and having a baby with Nas, despite reports that spread online this week. Gossip Cop can help set the record straight. Not only is the pair not expecting, but they're not even a couple anymore.
On Tuesday, MediaTakeOut claimed it had a "world exclusive," announcing in a headline, "Nicki Minaj Is Pregnant... Nas Is Her BABYS Daddy... And Thery [sic] GOT BABY DRAMA In Their Relationship ALREADY!!!" The site boasted in its accompanying story, "Nicki Minaj is PREGNANT... this ain't rumor people — it's 100% FACTS." A so-called "insider" was even quoted as saying, "[Nicki] found out she was pregnant during Thanksgiving and supposedly she supposed to announce her bundle of joy around the Grammys."
This alleged tipster went on to claim that despite the pregnancy, Minaj and Nas haven't been getting along lately. But that wasn't all. The webloid further alleged, "And it gets juicier. We're told that Nas has told [ex-wife] KELIS about his new baby on the way — and Kelis is JEALOUS about not being Nas ONLY baby's mother — so she's messing with their custody arrangement." That was more than enough for HollywoodLife to run with the allegations.
The blog noted that although Minaj "isn't a stranger to pregnancy rumors," MTO was "claiming the 'Anaconda' rapper is definitely expecting this time around!" The online publication regurgitated all of the claims and concluded by asking readers, "Do you think Nicki is really pregnant?" As it turns, only one small part of the claims is accurate and it has nothing to do with the rapper being pregnant.
Nas and Kelis are indeed in a custody fight over their young son. But that court battle is unrelated to him supposedly having a baby with Minaj, which he is not. Although a rep for Minaj did not return a request for comment earlier in the week, TMZ now reports that she is neither expecting nor still in a relationship. According to the outlet, Minaj and Nas actually "broke up a few weeks ago."
They managed to keep the split under wraps until MediaFakeOut published its bogus "exclusive" about a non-existent pregnancy. But this is familiar territory for the site. Gossip Cop also busted the webloid for falsely claiming Minaj was pregnant all the way back in 2011.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.