As new photos show, the rap star doesn't care what the world thinks after RadarOnline.com broke the news of Petty's controversial past.
Minaj flaunted her curves as she enjoyed a steamy date with Petty, who has had big trouble with the law.
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Minaj looked curvier and happier than ever with Petty as they headed to Paris' Royal Monceau Hotel this weekend.
The rapper, 36, wore a clinging Fendi jumpsuit and a chunky silver chain with Petty in a satin jacket.
The "Anaconda" singer doesn't seem to mind her man's checkered past.
As Radar previously reported, Petty was arrested in 1995 when he was 16 years old for attempted first-degree rape of a 16-year-old girl and is now a registered sex offender in the state of New York.
According to official records, Petty used a “knife/cutting instrument” during the attempted rape. He was sentenced to spend between 18-54 months in prison. Nicki has defended her boyfriend, 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."
Following the attempted rape charges, Petty — who works in the music industry — spent an additional 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 he 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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