Nicki Minaj Marries Kenneth Petty
Nicki Minaj is officially Mrs. Petty.
The rapper, 36, and her boyfriend Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, 41, tied the knot on Monday, Oct. 21. She announced their marriage on Instagram with a video showing “Mr.” and “Mrs.” mugs alongside “Bride” and “Groom” hats.
“Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19,” she captioned the clip.
Minaj received well wishes on social media from friends including Naomi Campbell, Juicy J, La La Anthony, Kimora Lee Simmons, Winnie Harlow, and Christina Aguilera, who wrote, “Congrats queen!”
The couple visited the Beverly Hills Courthouse in late July to get their marriage license and were waiting for Minaj’s pastor to officiate the ceremony. “We got the marriage license, now I just have to wait until my pastor that I love comes and does it for us,” she told “ET” earlier this month.
A big wedding will eventually happen, but just not right now. “When I was little, I always imagined princess and marriage and the wedding and now it’s more to me about the life, the future, the love, the partnership, than the wedding,” she said. “[It’s] so strange cause I didn’t expect myself to be one of those people who didn’t care about the hoopla, but I really don’t.”
Minaj and Petty first met when Nicki was a 17-year-old living in Queens. They rekindled their romance last year and went public with their relationship in Dec. 2018.
Minaj opened up about her future husband on Chance the Rapper’s song “Zanies and Fools.” “I met my husband when I was 17 out in Queens / If you love it, let it go, now I know what that means,” she raps. “While he was up North for a body / I bodied everybody and got known for my body / My ni**a home now, he the Clyde to my Bonnie / ‘Bout to walk down the aisle and be a mommy.”
In between readying her possible fifth album, the newlyweds plan to start a family. “I’m not saying I’m pregnant. That’s the end goal,” Nicki said during a June episode of Queen Radio. “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 or anything.”