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Nicki Minaj On Mom Life: "Women Make This Look Way Too Easy"

"Women make this stuff look way too easy.”

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Back in September, Nicki Minaj gave birth to the cutest chunk you'll ever see. Minaj, welcomed her three-month-old son, whom she calls "Papa Bear", with husband, Kenneth Petty, and recently she went into full detail about it. Last week, the rapper, 38, engaged in a spontaneous Q&A session with her fans on Twitter, where she answered hella questions about motherhood and her experiences leading up to the birth.

First, Minaj shared that her water broke while she was at home with Petty. She recalled:

"I was butt naked. Just got out the shower and 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 and I quietly said, 'Omg, I'm about to be in labor.' He was very scared and I was laughing at him."

Minaj also discussed her time at the hospital:

"[I had a] natural vaginal birth with an epidural. I pushed for 2 1/2 hours. Only beccause 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."

The "Super Bass" rapper then gave props to all the moms, as her time as a first-time mommy has proven to be challenging.

"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 are really superheroes."

As of late, you can find Minaj's social media filled with her gushing over her precious boy as he dons his Fendi 'fits and hella bling, but we're sure she'll keep us in the loop through their new journey as she is just as in awe of her baby boy as we are. She even took to Instagram to love on him, thank him for choosing her, and wish us all a happy New Year:

And many famous moms feel exactly the way she does when it comes to motherhood. Serena Williams echoed the same sentiments in an interview with TODAY Parents when discussing the challenges of being a mother herself:

"I think of what they do literally every single day to support their family and to be a rock for their family. And it helps me keep going. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think that women are just really amazing. I don't know how moms do it. I'm fortunate enough that I have days off, and I get to make my schedule and then can spend the rest of the day with her. And that's still hard."

As for Nicki, she has everything under control at the moment, as she revealed that she hasn't enlisted the help of a nanny yet, calling the childcare choice a "difficult decision" to make. When asked why she hasn't hired a nanny like a "normal celebrity," she simply said:

"Everyone tells me that. Lol. I really should get one. Difficult decision tho."

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