This is actually pretty funny.
Fans are still reeling from Nicki Minaj’s pregnancy announcement, and it’s already inspired all kinds of memes. Twitter has totally lit up with mentions of Minaj’s baby-to-be, including plenty of tweets that take guesses at who the father of her dad might be. One of them is pretty out of left field, too: Tom Holland, the star of Spider-Man.
If you’ve seen the tweets, you might be confused — is this a joke, or is it for real?
Is Tom Holland Nicki Minaj’s baby daddy?
Here’s the explanation behind all the jokes, and once you’re in, you’ll probably think it’s pretty funny, too.
The news came as a total surprise to fans when Minaj shared a photoshoot she’d done, showing off her baby bump — and judging by its size, it looks like she’s pretty far along.
“Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you all for the well wishes.”
Not long after Minaj’s announcement, Tom Holland’s name started trending on Twitter and it was all because of the memes and jokes about him being the father of Minaj’s baby. There was no actual debate about this — just jokes that seemingly came out of absolutely nowhere.
As one fan on Twitter explained, people are joking about Holland and Minaj because people once edited together photos of them as a couple, and the joke apparently stuck.
It’s s been a joke for years … no idea how it started but people started to make these edits about Tom Holland and Nicki being a thing,” the fan tweeted. “Nobody knows how it started lol but it’s been like 3 years.”