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Nicki Minaj Marries Bad News Boyfriend Kenneth Petty In Private Ceremony

Nicki Minaj Marries Kenneth Petty In Private Wedding
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Oct. 22 2019, Updated 6:49 p.m. ET

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Nicki Minaj is married! has learned the “Super Bass” rapper, 36, said “I do” to boyfriend Kenneth Petty on Monday, October 21, after less than a year of dating!

“Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19” Minaj captioned an Instagram post featuring a video of her wedding party goods. These included two mugs with the words “Mrs”  and “Mr,” a white baseball hat with the word “Bride,” and a black baseball cap with the word “Groom.”

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Readers know Minaj’s relationship with Petty — who works in the music industry — has been controversial in the eyes of her fans.

As previously reported, the new Mr. Minaj has had more than one run-in with the law.

In 1995, he attempted first-degree rape of a 16-year-old girl.

According to official records, Petty used a “knife/cutting instrument” during the attempted assault. He was sentenced to spend between 18-54 months in prison and is now a registered sex offender in the state of New York.

Fans pointed out the crime when Minaj first began dating the hunk, but she only defended him, telling a fan on social media that Petty and the girl were "in a relationship. But go awf, Internet. Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life.”

Minaj's brother, Jenali Maraj, has also been involved in a rape scandal.

On Tuesday, October 15, State Supreme Court Justice Robert McDonald denied a bid from Maraj to set aside a verdict convicting him of sexually assaulting his former stepdaughter. The rapper has not gotten involved in her sibling's legal drama.

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Following Petty's attempted rape charges, Minaj's man spent another seven years behind bars for killing a man. The Blast reported that in 2002, Petty shot Lamont Robinson in Queens multiple times with a handgun. Petty was charged with second-degree murder, but accepted a plea for manslaughter in March 2006. He was released from prison in May 2013 and recently completed five years of supervised release.

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In September 2018, Petty was also arrested for driving with a suspended license and failing to stop at a stop sign. He was slapped with three charges — two infractions and one misdemeanor for “operating an unlicensed vehicle,” “failure to stop at a stop sign,” and “operating a vehicle while license is suspended or revoked.”

Despite it all, Petty is now a free man — and a love-struck one at that. He and Minaj have been inseparable ever since they fell in love late last year. In March, the pair even jetted off to Paris for a romantic getaway.

More details of Minaj’s super-private wedding have yet to be revealed.



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