Kenneth Petty, a registered rapist got popular after getting romantically involved with Nicki Minaj. It has been few months since the two are dating. Recently Nicki has made everything official on social media. Last weekend she shared two pictures with Petty which created huge controversy on social media.
The moment she posted some pictures embracing and holding hands with Kenneth Petty, an unknown face to most of the people, her fans out of curiosity started digging deep into Petty’s past which is quite shocking.
Turns out Minaj’s recent 40 years old boyfriend is a convicted criminal. He is a sex offender and a murderer. He was convicted for his attempt of raping a 16 years old girl in 1995 for which he went to jail for four years. Surprised? That’s not all! Later he was arrested again for manslaughter charges because of which he went to jail again for seven years. Recently he was arrested for keeping a suspended licence.
Knowing all this, her supporters started bashing on her pictures on the internet like crazy because of which she had to shut down the comments on her post.
Surprisingly it is not a recent casual crush for Minaj. Reportedly they have known each other for quite a long time when they were teenagers. He is one of the first serious infatuations of Minaj. They were in a relationship back then but Nicki’s mother knowing about the allegations against the guy did not approve of their relationship. Now after all these years they are back together and Nicki has no issues with his past.
The guy has serious criminal records but it is not bothering Minaj at all. She believes that he is innocent. She defended him commenting, ‘He was 15, she was 16… in a relationship. But go awf, internet. Y’ll can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run Y’ll own life’.
Defending a crime just because it was long back is not justified at all. Sadly, this is not the first time she is supporting a rapist. Last year she publicly supported Jelani Maraj, her brother who was accused of molesting an 11 years old girl. She even took stand for the rapper, Takashi 6ixgine who is also linked with multiple robberies, shootings, and other crimes lately.
This seems like a pattern. People are quite angry that she has a soft corner for all these criminals and now she is dating one. Anyway, she has said earlier that she will date a guy who would bang her three times a night. Seems like she is quite clear about what she wants and has no issues dating a criminal.
She responded to haters by posting some more pictures with Kenneth the very next day with the caption “Oh they wanna talk? Let’s give’m something to talk about”. Looks like she does not give a damn about other’s opinion. She even said that she would date a rapist if she wants. Let us wait and see where this relationship goes.