Fans definitely took the ball and ran with it in the replies, with most assuming that the cryptic tweet was a pregnancy announcement. Minaj fed into the fan furor by liking a handful of tweets about the possibility of her being pregnant, including one that just asked "BABY ON THE WAY ?????" and another that read "We said 'DROP THE ALBUM' not drop a baby......."
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Nicki Minaj's sexiest Instagrams of 2017
Nicki Minaj's sexiest Instagrams of 2017
🎀She see my sexy ass every time she scroll🎀🦄
I took the price & lift dat btch up 😜🔥
Get the look from my Dazed Mag cover shot by Steven Klein now! @hm sexy AFFFFFF 😜🤪
I hate the internet 😭 #DamnGina
Wanna Minaj? @papermagazine 🧐👅 photos by @ellenvonunwerth #BreakTheInternet edition
Cookin up dat base. Lookin like a kilo. He just want a taste. Biggin up my ego.
Barbie® in @alexanderwangny - my baby Alex nailed the design of this entire get up. Obsessed. NEW YORK!!!
When ya date is mad cute too 😍 @alexanderwangny head to toe. Makeup by @officialsheiks Hair by @kimblehaircare Styled by ONIKA 🤷🏽♀️
Malibu Barbie® 🎀 Oh hey @prettylittlething 🎀
We slept on the same tour bus, performing 2 mins each on Wayne’s tour every night. You always gave me the best advice. Your success continues to inspire me. Happy Birthday brown bwoy!!!! @champagnepapi #YoungMoney
Celebrating 'The Greats' issue for the New York Times style magazine @ The Met Breuer in NYC. I'm told I'm the 3rd musician to be on the cover. Such a proud New Yorker tonight. Thank you to everyone @tmagazine. Dress by Botegga Venetta. Shawl by Givenchy.
Coat by #CalvinKlein
I'll kill for this one, just know. Happy Birthday @liltunechi Game Changing Legend vybez #YoungMoney over everything
Here's lookin at you, kid
#ShotByKlein @stevenkleinstudio for @dazed
Cuz the boyz in the hood are always hard. Come talking dat trash we'll pull ya card.
Ooohhhh look what you made me do 🤑 watch @jimmyfallon TONIGHT 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC
You'll never be alone. I'll be with you from dusk til dawn 🎀
Last night was...💕
Barbie goes to work. In Chanel & Alaia
#OscarDeLaRenta Barbie in the city
Loved this #Monse #YSL look. What should tonight's look be? 🤔
Get out of my shot. You're in my shot. Thank you for having me @monsemaison Loved the show! Coat/Skirt by @monsemaison Boot by @ysl #NYFW #Monse
#MertAndMarcus Book Launch #NYFW #Balmain #ElieSaab PINK & BLACK INCHES
If I was the ref niggaz would have to give me a back massage every time they missed a free throw.
This choker costs 1 Million Dollars. If I lose it, will you return it to me?
#BarbieTingz link in my BIO to watch the #RakeItUpVIDEO now!!!! #TwoTonePinkAndBlonde is only for the baddest baddies😻😌 Tag the baddest btch you know. 😘
New stripper boots, who dis? I love being a stripper.
All my favorite guys in one photo 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 #StephenGan @mariotestino @karllagerfeld @hk0712 @vmagazine dinner 😛
🎱 ~~~~~ Dress: Mugler~~~~Belt: Philosophy
#NickiInPARIS hit the wheel so hard make it rotate 🦄 all my btchs get it, they make money all alone 👅 #HaiderAckermann show was flawless. @h.a 🙏🏽 Top: Mugler
Shoes: Alexandre Vauthier
Pasties: Agent Provocateur
Shades: Veronique Leroy
👅💕🎀👅💕🎀🎲 photo by @grizzleemusic ~ #HairByNeal #MakeupBySheika #StyledByMaher #BootByGiannvitoROSSI 🎀
😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 photo by @grizzleemusic ~ #HairByNeal #MakeupBySheika #StyledByMaher #BootByGiannvitoROSSI 🎀
#ATBIMS. 😂 y'all so childish Omgskibbidybopbopghjhddfnjj - I was gonna wait to share the news but...
Issa secret shoot 👅🎀
When @Diplo call u & say #RunUp went top 10 on the worldwide iTunes chart w/in 24 hrs. Not US.... the worldwide jawn... thx u guys! 😘 @partynextdoor @majorlazer 🏃🏾♀️⬆️ watch the lyric video on YouTube now!
#RunUpVideoShoot last night. Love these shoes #Louboutin
Ima run up on ya 🏃🏾♀️⬆️
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This would be the first baby for Nicki if she is, indeed, adding a new member to the Young Money family. Minaj was last romantically linked to fellow rapper Nas, even confirming to Ellen DeGeneres back in May that the pair had a few "sleepovers." The latest headlines about the rumored relationship, however, seemed to be pointing to a cooling off.
Billboard hadn't heard back from a rep for Nicki for clarification on the tweet by press time.
Let's take a look at some of the best replies to Nicki's tweet below:
the album is your baby? these bitches is ya sons? Nas the father? let us know sis 😩😭