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5 Things You Should Know About Nicki Minaj’s New Husband, Kenneth Petty

We can’t say that we saw it a surprise wedding coming. Yes, Nicki Minaj might have obtained a marriage license recently and fans in the know that a wedding is on the way, we just didn’t think it would be a lowkey surprise one.

The ‘Moment For Life’ crooner tied the knot with her boyfriend, Kenneth Petty in a surprise wedding yesterday, October 21 bringing the Grammy nominated’s love story to a full circle. The rapper broke the big news with a video clip of their wedding swag — Mr. and Mrs. mugs, and a “Bride” baseball cap. The bride captioned the post, “👰🏽🤵🏽😢🙏🏽🎀 Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19.”

In light of their marriage, we have gathered some facts you should know about Minaj’s husband.

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty

Nicki Minaj And Kenneth Petty | Photo: Instagram/Nicki Minaj

High School Sweetheart

Petty and Minaj go way back as they did not just meet and fall in love. The duo dated as far back as when they were in high school and rekindled their romance at the end of 2018. Fast forward to 2019 and they decided to tie the knot. For many wondering whatever happened to Minaj’s exes life Safaree Samuels, Meek Mill and the unconfirmed Lewis Hamilton, now you know that Petty goes way back before them.

The Other Woman

According to several reports, Petty had a girlfriend as the time when he started hooking up with the 35-year-old rapper in 2018. Rumour has it that he was seeing someone named Noelle before Minaj came back into the picture. It is unclear if he is still dating Noelle or if they still have a romantic affair going on.

An Older Baby Daddy

Minaj better gear up to some stepmother duties because her new husband is allegedly the father to five children although it is unknown how old they are or who he had them with. Asides fathering five children already, Petty is also five years older than Minaj as he is 40-years-old.


Queens Native

Minaj has always reminded us in her music and interviews about being brought up in Queens, New York although she was born in Trinidad. Petty currently lives in Queens and this is reportedly where the couple was when they took pictures together around Thanksgiving.

Criminal Record

Does a leopard shed its spot? It waits to be seen in the case of Mr Petty who has a criminal past. His criminal records first surfaced in the heydays of their rekindled relationship when Minaj posted photos with her mystery man sporting Snapchat filters. His criminal record and mug shot are accessible to the public, and he reportedly was convicted of the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl back in 1995. At the time, he would have been about twenty. And now, he is a registered sex offender. This information did not sit well with many of Minaj’s fans who believe she should not be affiliating herself with a rapist.


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