Nicki Minaj Wants Babies Soon: “I Feel Like I Was Put Here to Be a Mother”

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj spoke with Complex magazine about her desire to have kids sooner rather than later, saying she'd be "disappointed" if she doesn't have at least one by the time she finishes her fifth album Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Nicki Minaj's biological clock is ticking very loudly these days. Though the "Anaconda" rapper has spoken before about wanting to start a family, she hinted to Complex magazine in a new interview that she's feeling the urge a little more urgently now.

Asked what her biggest fear is, the 31-year-old hip-hop star replied, "That I'll become so consumed with work that I'll forget to live my personal life to the fullest. If I'm done with my fifth album and I don't have a child by then, no matter how much money I have, I would be disappointed, as a woman, because I feel like I was put here to be a mother."

Before she becomes a mother, though, she wants to become a wife. "I have definitely put off the wife thing because I don't want people in my business," she admitted to Complex. "I'd rather not do anything that's going to be on paper but I definitely will be married before I have my baby. I want to make sure I do it in that order. I've always felt like that since I was young; my mother always put that in my head."

Minaj is currently promoting her third studio album, The Pinkprint. According to her Complex mag interview, she's contractually obligated to put out six — but she doesn't want to wait until she's done to have kids.

"By the fifth album," she said, "I will have walked down the aisle and I will at least be on baby number one, possibly baby number two. And have $500 million."

As for what that means for her music, Minaj isn't sure. "I wonder if I'm going to be one of those women who balances my child with a career," she mused to Complex. "I always said, 'When I have my baby, it's going to be all about my baby.' I don't want the child feeling like they don't have all of my attention, so I always said, 'I'm going to take a little break.' But we'll see."

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