They grow up so fast. Nicki Minaj‘s mom Carol penned a sweet tribute to her grandson, affectionately nicknamed “Papa Bear,” for his first birthday.
Alongside a cute picture of the baby, Carol Maraj penned a heartfelt poem in the caption. “Happy Birthday Papa Bear. I look into your eyes and I linger there. What striking good looks Papa Bear May you grow up to live against the status quo,” so she wrote.
The Maraj matriarch went on to say, “But trust in Jesus as you go. May you make a difference in your generation , I pray. It’s a pleasure to wish you Happy 1st Birthday.”
Nicki and her husband Kenneth Petty welcomed Papa Bear in September 2020. The Trinidadian star announced her pregnancy in July of that year by sharing snaps of a pregnancy photoshoot by photographer David LaChapelle. “#Preggers. Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude,” she wrote at the time. “Thank you all for the well wishes.”
Nicki initially hid her baby from public before she finally show her son’s face to the public three months after his birth. Alongside several pictures of her baby, the “Starships” femcee gushed, “Thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama.”
“Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year. Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me,” Nicki added. “Becoming a mom is by far the most fulfilling job I’ve ever taken on. Sending love to all the superhero mothers out there. Big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time.”
Following the birth of Papa Bear, Nicki shared that she’s planning to grow her little family with more kids. Of being a first-time mom, the hip-hop star previouly said, “More patience & understanding with everyone. He makes me so happy.”
A year later and we still don’t know that baby’s name.