Nicki Minaj
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Nicki Minaj may be pregnant, and with Lil Wayne’s baby, according to recent reports. The 31-year-old singer has been associated with the Young Money Entertainment founder since he signed her to his label in 2009.

Last April, Minaj tried to dispel rumors that the two were dating, telling MTV, “Not only is he my boss, but he's also like my brother.” When they filmed the steamy music video for “High School” together, she said, "He refused to touch me, he's so respectful, he refused to touch me, and then I was like, 'Wayne, you could do this.' But he was acting scared, like, 'Yo, Nick, this is my dream. I'm gonna be a man after this video.' He was just being crazy," Minaj said. "But if I didn't tell him 'Yes, you can do this' or 'touch this,' he refused to do it, like he's a Southern gentlemen, which people don't realize."

But those comments didn't stop rumors from escalating, and now Minaj is said to be pregnant with his child. A source told HollywoodLife that she was spotted with a “prominent baby bump” on Jan. 2 while out at dinner with another man. “She twice made toasts by drinking water instead of wine,” an eyewitness said, adding that it is “highly unusual” for Minaj “to toast with anything but a full glass of wine.”

If Minaj is pregnant with Lil’ Wayne’s baby, it would be surprising considering her rumored boyfriend is Safaree Samuels. In November, Samuels even videotaped himself getting a tattoo of Nicki’s face on his arm. While the pair has never confirmed their relationship, he has been by Minaj’s side as her “hypeman” ever since she became famous.

Lil’ Wayne already has four children, and this would be Minaj’s first.