It’s official! Nicki Minaj is going to wed boyfriend Kenneth Petty, as she revealed on Queen Radio that they have already obtained a marriage license.
After a whirlwind six month romance with her teenage sweetheart, Nicki Minaj is going to tie the knot with boyfriend Kenneth Petty. She broke the news on her Queen Radio on June 21, telling listeners “We did get our marriage license.” The 36-year-old continued “I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness. It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m there I don’t want to compromise that for anyone of anything. Certain traveling things I don’t wanna do it. I’m just enjoying my downtime.”
Nicki even sparked rumors she’s pregnant when someone offered her something to drink and she responded “I want juice or soda, I don’t want no alcohol.” Whoa! Either she’s already in a family way or she and Kenneth are already trying for a baby. She dodged a yes or no answer about expecting by revealing, “I’m not saying I’m pregnant. That’s the end goal.” Aww! Nicki’s going to be a wife and hopefully a mother in quick succession.
Nicki and Kenneth had known each other since growing up in Queens, but he ended up doing jail time on two separate occasions, for attempted first-degree rape and manslaughter. He went to prison for nearly four years starting in 1995 when he and victim in the rape case were both teens. Then in 2006 he began a nearly seven year prison sentence for first-degree manslaughter, being released on parole in May 2013. In December when fans were discussing Kenneth’s prison past, Nicki chimed in to a fan’s comment on Instagram and wrote “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.”
The couple began dating in early Dec. of 2018 and the relationship moved at warp speed. By Dec. 22, Kenneth got his very first tattoo, having Barbie’s real name “Onika” inked on his neck in big cursive letters. Her fans dragged him hard at the time, but he’s gone the distance with Nicki as she’s ready to marry him. Nicki just dropped her “Megatron” video on June 20 which included Kenneth and featured them putting on tons of PDA. At one point she even calls him her “husband.” Now he really is going to have that honor.