Nicki Minaj Married Registered Sex Offender Kenneth Petty
It seems that the Pink Friday hit-album singer has finally chosen her husband. What is very unusual about the announcement, though, is that the man is a registered criminal with convictions. On Instagram Nicki Minaj announced her marriage with Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty, who is a registered sex offender. Not only this, Kenneth Petty’s record shows that he was arrested 12 times for crimes ranging from sexual assault and murdering a man.
Nicki Minaj Has A Past With Petty
It was back in 2018, almost a year ago, when the Anaconda pop star spoke out about her relationship with Kenneth Petty. Since then she has remained open about her relationship, posting steamy pictures and talking about life with her newfound love. However, this was not the first time that they met. Nicki Minaj used to date Petty in Queens, New York when she was just 16 years old.
However, almost 5 years earlier than this, Petty was charged for sexually assaulting a minor girl. This is even verified by the criminal justice department of New York as Kenneth Petty’s record is on display, making him a registered sex offender.
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Petty’s Criminal History
Kenneth Petty was first caught by the NYPD in 1994, for attempting to rape a minor girl. The girl accused him of coming up behind her back and pressing, what felt like a gun, on her back. He forced her to walk to a house where he forced himself on her while pointing a knife at her. For this, Petty spent four years in jail, since he was around 15 years old.
Next, Petty was accused of shooting a man thrice with a handgun in 2002. He was sentenced to prison for 10 years but only served seven.
Minaj On Petty’s Criminal Charges
Like a true lover, Nicki Minaj has shown continued support for Kenneth Petty as his news of a relationship became public. Nicki revealed on her Beats 1 radio show, Queen Radio, that she has received her wedding license. Later she announced her wedding with this Instagram post caption:
“👰🏽🤵🏽😢🙏🏽🎀 Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19″
Onika Tanya Maraj is Nicki’s actual name. Perhaps Nicki should take lessons from Cardi B who married Offset and surprised her fans and media. She wanted to the world that she could manage her personal life and career, both. Although Nick Minaj’s last album, Queen, came out strong, she should now stand even stronger to face the media and her fans.