Rap Queen, Nicki Minaj is one of the popular figures in the entertainment industry. She is one of the world’s best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 20 million records worldwide. She has already released four studio albums and is working on her fifth studio album. Her fans around the world are not only interested in her musical career, but they also follow her personal life. She dated Safaree Samuels from 2000 until their separation in late 2014. She also dated rapper Meek Mill for two years. She started dating Kenneth Petty, a registered sex offender, who served prison time twice, once for rape accusations, and for first-degree murder charges.
Here interesting facts about Nicki Minaj’s Husband, Kenneth Petty
1. A native of Queens, New York
Kenneth Petty was born in Queens, New York on 7 April 1978. He is of African-American ethnicity. He is reportedly a high school dropout.
2. Registered sex Offender
He is a registered sex offender. He is registered as a Level 2 sex offender on New York State’s Sex Offender Registry. He was convicted of attempted first-degree rape in 1995 for the assault he committed in 1994. He was a teenager around 15 years old at the time. And his victim was around 16 at the time. After conviction, he served just under four years in state prison. He was released in January 1999.
3. Convicted Murderer
Having already served jail time for a first-degree rape attempt, he was once again convicted of the first-degree crime and served nearly 7 years in prison. This time, he was convicted of first-degree murder. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lamont Robinson. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his crime. However, he was released under supervised release in May 2013. He served seven years in prison before being released on parole.
4. Romance with Nicki Minaj
Petty and Minaj reportedly met through mutual friends. Minaj who was in search of a new relationship after breaking up with Meek Mill in early 2017. Minaj met Petty and their chemistry flourished. Though they kept their affair secret for a while, Minaj could not wait any longer to introduce her new beau to her fans.
5. “Onika”, Nicki Minaj’s Nickname Tattooed on his Neck
Nicki Minaj went public about her love affair with Petty. Once Minaj announced their affair, their affair grew stronger day by day. To show his love towards Minaj, Petty inked his neck with “Onika”, which is the nickname of Nicki Minaj. Minaj was seen excited and happy to show her beau’s tattoo to her fans.
The two are now in head over heels with each other. The couple has already started their wedding plans. Minaj announced that she will register her marriage with Petty before the release of her fifth studio album and their wedding will be performed after the release of her album.