Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty are not a married couple.
After igniting rumors earlier this month, TMZ reports that the couple did not secretly wed. There was speculation that Minaj and Petty had walked down the aisle after Nicki referred to her man as her “husband” on the latest episode of Queen Radio.
“Every night when I get out of the shower, my husband takes this really good lotion that we just bought and he massages my feet,” she said during the March 12 episode.
Nicki Minaj called her boyfriend "HUSBAND" – mmhmmm we hear you Nicki!! pic.twitter.com/SPsqUzWCAf
— Natalia11 (@Natalia11) March 13, 2019
However, wedding bells could be in the future. Sources close to Nicki say that she’s “very much in love” with Petty, but the marriage reports are false.
As for his criminal past, Nicki is not bothered by it and she’s tired of people bashing him. Petty is a registered sex offender and was convicted of manslaughter and first-degree attempted rape. Minaj has come to his defense and notes that he and the rape victim were teenagers and dating at the time.
Nicki and Petty go way back. The two met when Nicki was a 16-year-old living in Queens and reconnected late last year. The couple hasn’t been shy to show PDA on social media. They vacationed together for Nicki’s 36th birthday and Petty has been traveling with Nicki on her “Nicki WRLD Tour” across Europe.
“Bae out in Paris,” she captioned a recent photo of them dining at a restaurant.