Nicki Minaj Is Married! Rapper Weds Kenneth Petty Recently retired rap Goddess Nicki Minaj announced she is officially married to her fianc\u00e9 Kenneth Pettand off the market. Late last night, she ahared a video on Instagram of Mr. and Mrs. coffee mugs and \u201cbride\u201d and \u201cgroom\u201d hats. The caption read: \u201cOnika Tanya Maraj-Petty, 10.21.19.\u201d After making it Instagram official, Nicki also changed her Twitter name to \u201cMrs. Petty.\u201d View this post on Instagram ???????? Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10\u202221\u202219 A post shared by Barbie (@nickiminaj) on Oct 21, 2019 at 8:22pm PDT 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. Recommend: Painter Demetrius Williams Pushing The Art Scene Forward Responding to commenters on Instagram, Minaj said, \u201cHe was 15, she was 16 \u2026 in a relationship. But go awf Internet. Y\u2019all can\u2019t run my life. Y\u2019all can\u2019t even run y\u2019all own life. Thank you boo.\u201d According to TMZ, Minaj has known Petty since they themselves were teenagers, and she is \u201cconfident he\u2019s matured\u201d 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 \u201cabout 80 days.\u201d Since the revelation the two were inseparable posing on instagram frequently. In March of 2019 Minaj called him her \u201chusband\u201d 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.