Nicki Minaj recently opened up about the transformative impact of motherhood, admitting that she was self-centered before welcoming her three-year-old son, Papa Bear.
In a candid interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the 41-year-old artist shared insights into her journey as a mother.
Minaj acknowledged the profound shift in her perspective since becoming a parent, highlighting the realization of the depth of love and the significant adjustments she’s had to make.
“Just seeing how much more you could love. Because my life was so selfish before he came here. I could do anything I wanted when I wanted. I could take my phone out for days, I could sleep for days, I could travel whenever I wanted to,” she expressed.
Motherhood, according to Minaj, has prompted her to prioritize her son in every aspect of her life.
The rapper humorously emphasized that she can’t make a move without considering Papa Bear first, illustrating the marked contrast to her pre-motherhood lifestyle.
Despite the challenges and sacrifices, Minaj asserted that the joy and fulfillment derived from witnessing her son’s expressions and milestones surpass any material possessions.
“There’s this thing that happens every day when I see his face, which is more than anything money could buy in the world. And so, I’m really happy I pushed him out,” she shared.
The rapper also touched on the choice of the nickname “Papa Bear,” expressing her delight in the endearing moniker.
She jokingly mentioned that she initially considered the nickname “Bubba” during her pregnancy but humorously admitted to having no idea why she ultimately settled on “Papa Bear.”