Credit: Thomas Whiteside/Courtesy of Elle Magazine Photo: Nicki Minaj Flaunts Her Weave in Elle Magazine, April 2013

Nicki Minaj – Rapper. American Idol judge. Mother? It seems hard to picture and yet, if you think about it, she’s definitely shown a maternal side with some of the contestants on American Idol 2013.

Nicki was particularly motherly with the super-fragile
Charlie Askew. ‘Member when he showed up on stage looking like a goth bodybuilder, wearing a sleeveless shirt, ponytail, and a long, dangly earring? Nicki said to him, “Where’s my little baby at, Charlie? I feel like someone stole my kid.”

The “Starships” singer says she’d like to do the real life mom thing down the line. As she told Marie Claire magazine, "In five years, perhaps, I'd like to have children. I love children I'm a children freak. I'd like two, maybe three."

Then again, the controversial judge, who is dating rapper Safaree “SB” Samuels, can’t exactly predict the future.

“I can’t predict my life, but there’s always more to achieve,” Nicki continued. “More albums, outdoing your own expectations, but, most of all, proving to yourself that no one else can box you in.”

Motherhood is, indeed, unpredictable, so she’s got that part right. Wonder if she'd have Mariah Carey as the godmother. You never know – time, as they say, heals all wounds.

As for what Nicki does now, sans kids, when she has downtime, the rapper said she lets it all hang out, so to speak.

"I just don't want to be bothered on my day off, so it's back to a tracksuit, Uggs and socks, and I don't wear any makeup on my skin. I let it breathe as much as possible. I look really, really horrible."

We’d like to see that! What do you think – can you picture Nicki as a mom?


Credit: FOX Photo: Nicki Minaj Calls Mariah Carey Sir, Tells Her to "Simmer Down"