Nicki Minaj Marries Boyfriend Kenneth Petty

Contributed by Rebecca Johnson

Rapper Nicki Minaj married her childhood love and boyfriend Kenneth Petty. She shared a video on Instagram of matching “bride” and “groom” caps and mugs captioned “Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty” on Monday.


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👰🏽🤵🏽😢🙏🏽🎀 Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19

A post shared by Barbie (@nickiminaj) on Oct 21, 2019 at 8:22pm PDT

The high school sweet hearts rekindled their flame in December 2018 and the rapper announced their marriage plans on an episode of her Beats 1 show, Queen Radio this summer.

“We did get out marraige license,”she said, “I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness. It was hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m here I don’t want to compromise that for anyone or anything.”

Petty is very present on Minaj’s Instagram and has been in a few of her music videos since they’ve been dating.


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My nigga home now he da Clyde to my Bonnie 🤞🏽

A post shared by Barbie (@nickiminaj) on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:10am PDT

According to TMZ, Minaj and Petty were first together when they were teenagers before he went to prison. He’s been there twice, once for first-degree attempted rape and another time for first-degree manslaughter. He is also a registered sex offender, according to TMZ, but that doesn’t bother Nicki.

She defended him against a fan saying “He was 15, she was 16… in a relationship. But go awf Internet. Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.”