Nicki Minaj and boyfriend Kenneth Petty have obtained a marriage license and are all set to marry soon.
Minaj revealed the news on her Apple Beats 1 show titled Queen Radio. The 36 year old said, “We did get our marriage license. 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.”
She referred to Petty as her husband during the episode. She said, “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, and rubs them, and he rubs each toe individually, and the heel, and the ball of my foot, and he does it all. It’s just so sexy.”
She continued, “If I’m being honest, spiritually, I’m at the best place I’ve been in a long time. I think who you have in your life determines how you feel spiritually. I’m happy now with or without a man, but it just so happens the man in my life, he’s known me since I was 14.”
According to TMZ, Minaj knows Petty from her childhood in Queens. According to Minaj’s social media, the couple have been dating since December. She captioned a picture of them together, “He want me to be his wife- his MISSIS like SIPPI NOW.” Petty also got a tattoo of Minaj’s birth name Onika.
She said on her show, “He knows the real me, I don’t have to pretend. We can be around each other all day and not get bored. I know I say we f*** four times a day, but that’s not all we do. There’s a different level of friendship and passion I’ve never had before. So nurturing and knows just what to say to make me feel empower.”
In 1995, Petty was placed on the registrar after attempted assault of a 16 year old girl. He served over a year and a half in prison. In 2006, he pleaded guilty to the man-slaugher of Lamont Robinson in 2002. He stayed in jail until 2013 and was released under supervision until May 2018.
Many people have criticized Minaj on her decision to date him. However, she commented back and stuck up for him after nasty comments surfaced on her social media. She 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.”
Petty also recently starred in Minaj’s song Megatron. He was in the video, which dropped on Friday. Also, Minaj sang the lyric, “I f*** him like I miss him / He just came out of prison.”
Watch the Megatron video here:
Minaj has not announced any concrete wedding plans yet.