Happy Birthday Papa Bear! Nicki Minaj's Son Turns 1


| LAST UPDATE 10/05/2021

By Alexa Alves
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Nicki Minaj's little man is all grown up - well, sort of. Baby Papa Bear just welcomed his very first birthday, and safe to say he'll be remembering this moment 4 life. Here's how the rapper's mini-me rang in the big day on our feeds.

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On October 1, Papa Bear's proud grandma took to Instagram to shout out the birthday boy (who turned 1 a day earlier). "Happy Birthday Papa Bear," Carol Maraj wrote, alongside a picture of the handsome little guy and a heartfelt poem. "Make you make a difference in your generation, I pray." Well, just one look at our Twitter feeds, and it appears he already has...

From throwback shots to nostalgic clips, September 30 was officially a cause for celebration all around the Twitter world. In fact, PB might be pushing 365 days old, but we'd learn his name if we were you. "Papa Bear was really Nicki’s greatest gift," wrote one fan. "He's growing up so fast, happy birthday!" added another. Which, well, fair point. How has it already been 1 year?

In case you forgot, Minaj and her man, Kenneth Petty, became proud parents last fall after welcoming "Papa Bear Minaj" on September 30, 2020. And while the little man's real name has yet to be revealed, the rapper has had no problem sharing other aspects of his life with us. "He makes me so happy," Nicki revealed during a recent Twitter Q&A.

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From legendary Instagram shots with mom's A-list pals (including RiRi, A$AP Rocky and other big names) to his designer drip, we're already expecting big things from Papa Bear. Might he follow in mom's footsteps and dominate the stage somewhere down the line? Or maybe he'll opt for a life outside of the spotlight like dad?

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We guess we'll have to wait and find out. Until then, be sure to stay tuned. And of course, happy birthday to Mr. Minaj!