Nicki Minaj Shares Birth Story, Breastfeeding Woes

Nicki Minaj

The rap star opened up during a Q&A with fans on Twitter. 

Nicki Minaj has admitted breastfeeding “is very painful.”

The 38-year-old star – who welcomed her son into the world in September – opened up on her birthing story and motherhood as a whole during an impromptu fan Q&A on Twitter.

Asked about her first time breastfeeding her child, she wrote: “He had no problem breastfeeding. He latched on in the hospital which was very surprising to me.

“I was afraid maybe he wouldn’t. But breastfeeding is very painful. Pumping is too. Women make this stuff look way too easy. Moms r really superheroes.”

The “Barbie Dreams” hitmaker went on to admit she was “butt naked” when her waters broke at home, and husband Kenneth Petty was “very scared” in the moment.

Quizzed on the experience, she replied: “Yes. I was butt naked. Just got out the shower & I asked him to rub my back. 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 @ him.”

Nicki was asked about the birth itself and was happy to give details to her fans.

She added: “Yes, 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 im on out.”

When a follower suggested this was “short” for a first-time mother, Nicki pointed out that she slept for a long time.

She explained: “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.”