Nicki Minaj recently made her relationship with Kenneth Petty Instagram official. And you know once you’ve gone public on the ‘Gram, things are getting serious. So why are Nicki’s fans so concerned about her new beau?
Nicki posted a pic of herself in a Balmain bra top and see-through lace pants, wrapped around her man. The caption below borrowed some Adele song lyrics that honestly seems a little bleak: “Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?… it’s no secret… that the both of us… are running out of time…”
Nicki, hon, you’re only 36. And your new man is a registered sex offender in New York who spent 7 years in prison for manslaughter.
in 1995, Petty was convicted of attempted rape and served 4 years in a New York prison, in addition to being added to the sex offender registry. Nicki hit back at the haters who came after her man, informing them that both the parties involved were teenagers at the time:
“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.”
According to court documents dug up by TMZ, that incident involved a knife. Apparently Nicki is satisfied with Petty’s side of the story. But what about that manslaughter case?
In 2002, a years after being released from prison, Petty shot and killed a man. He was initially charged with second-degree murder but eventually struck a plea deal that dropped the charge to manslaughter. He was released in 2013 after serving 7 years of a 10-year sentence. Oh, and he has 5 kids!
Nicki Minaj is gorgeous, talented, and incredibly wealthy. So why is she dating a guy with so much baggage? For the time being, at least, Nicki is resolutely standing by her man.
This isn’t the first time that she has stood up for someone in her life who is linked to some seriously sketchy behavior. A few months ago, she defended her friend and collaborator Tekashi 6ix9ine (real name: Daniel Hernandez) who is awaiting sentencing for a series of gang-related crimes he committed while on probation for a 2015 sex crime case involving a child.
Maybe Nicki Minaj should pull a Kelly Taylor and choose herself instead?