Meet Kenneth Petty, the new man in the life of the always controversial hip hop artist, Nicki Minaj.
The couple became official after Minaj posted a number of pictures of him from her trip to Turks and Caicos. Petty and Minaj are actually old lovers and reports say they have rekindle their relationship, and are already talking about having a family.
36-year-old Minaj was previously in a relationship with producer Safaree Samuels –which ended in 2014. She then dated rappers Meek Mill and Nas. However, she isn’t the only with baggage, and we’re not exactly speaking about relationships.
It turns out, Minaj’s new man has not only been in jail but is also a registered *** offender. The 40-year-old New Yorker, was convicted in April 1995 of attempted rape in the first degree for an incident that occurred in September 1994 involving a 16-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 18 to 54 months in prison. As a result, Kenneth Petty is labeled a level two registered *** offender in New York, which means he’s considered a “moderate risk of repeat offense” and will be required to register as a *** offender for life.
As if that isn’t turn-off enough, Petty also pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter. Back in 2002 he allegedly shot a man named Lamont Robinson. According to The Blast, Petty plead guilty to the manslaughter charge in March 2006 and served seven years in prison. He was released from jail in 2013.
Since the two became Instagram official, fans have been quick to criticize the relationship but Nicki in true Nicki Minaj style –defended her new man.
Reason why the rapper feels so passionate about her new flame, could be explained via TMZ –they reported the couple first dated when they were teenagers and Nicki has even described him as one of her firsts loves.
36-year-old Nicki Minaj might be a married lady! The rapper took to social media to share a video that featured matching “Mr.” and “Mrs.” mugs, as well as “Bride” and “Groom” caps; and the lucky fella is no other than Kenneth Petty.
Congrats to the couple!