Dating a convicted sex offender
Back in September, Minaj was rumored to be involved with Lewis Hamilton, a 33-year-old Brit and Formula One driver.
Nicki Minaj makes headlines for nearly everything she does these days.
The year started with headlines for Minaj, with news of her and Nas’ breakup in January 2018; her feud with Cardi B has been a hot topic for most of the year; and it looks like the year will end with headlines for Minaj, too.
New boyfriend, Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, may be the most controversial topic of the year for the Minaj’s boyfriend served jail time after being convicted of attempted rape when he was 16 years old.
Yesterday, Minaj all but confirmed the dating rumors by posting two more intimate pictures.
The pair have a long-running rivalry stretching back to 2015 when Cyrus spoke about Minaj in a magazine interview.The two were first spotted cozying up shortly after Thanksgiving.Minaj posted a pair of Instagram photos of them hanging out, one of which features what fans speculate is an engagement ring.In the most recent photo of the couple, Minaj included a caption which quotes Adele’s “Hello” and seems to reference their shared hometown: “Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?” BET reports that just a week prior to linking up with Minaj, Petty was seen dating another woman.According to arrest records, Petty used a “knife/cutting instrument” to force sexual intercourse with a 16 year old girl. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life,” Minaj clapped back, implying that Petty was the victim of trumped up charges.As a result of the conviction, Petty is registered as a Level 2 sex offender on the New York State Sex Offender Registry. In addition to the attempted rape charge, Petty has been arrested eleven times for crimes ranging from driving on a suspended license to first-degree manslaughter.That year, while collecting an award at the MTV VMAs, Minaj took to the stage.She said to host Cyrus: "Back to this b**** that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. According to TMZ, Minaj has never supported her brother.Minaj took her mother to visit Maraj in jail, but that is the only time the rapper has been to see her brother since his conviction.