Nicki Minaj Is Married! Rapper Weds Kenneth Petty
Late last night, she ahared a video on Instagram of Mr. and Mrs. coffee mugs and “bride” and “groom” hats. The caption read: “Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, 10.21.19.” After making it Instagram official, Nicki also changed her Twitter name to “Mrs. Petty.”
Petty and Nicki have known each other since they were teens but started dating less than a year ago. Many fans were concerned about the relationship because of Petty’s criminal past and he also has 5 kids.
The 41-year-old Queens native was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in April 1995. He served four years in a New York state prison.
After Petty was released, he was convicted of first-degree manslaughter. He served another seven years behind bars and was released in 2013.
Responding to commenters on Instagram, Minaj said, “He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship. But go awf Internet. Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.” According to TMZ, Minaj has known Petty since they themselves were teenagers, and she is “confident he’s matured”
On the Aug. 12 episode of her Queen Radio show, Minaj revealed that she had filed for a marriage license and would be married in “about 80 days.”
Since the revelation the two were inseparable posing on instagram frequently. In March of 2019 Minaj called him her “husband” on her radio show sparking rumors of the marriage.
in June 2019, Minaj revealed on her new Queen Radio show on Apple Beats 1 that she and Petty had gotten a marriage license.
This will be Minaj’s first marriage.