Is Nicki Minaj Planning to Have a Baby With Boyfriend Kenneth Petty?

Nicki Minaj has never shied away from the spotlight. She has no problem speaking her mind and sharing her personal life with fans on social media. From her new beau to her feud with Cardi B, Nicki Minaj seems to embrace controversy. That’s why her followers are scratching their heads after the rapper posted a video to Instagram hinting at a baby.

In the video, you can clearly see her boyfriend, Kenneth Petty, rubbing her belly. When Nicki Minaj asked him if he wished there was something in there, he confidently responded with “there will be.” She can be heard asking him “Says who?” and he responds by saying, “Says me.” 

Does this mean that Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty are planning on having a baby? Here’s what we know about the couple so far.

Is Nicki Minaj trying to get pregnant?

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In a 2014 interview in Complex Nicki Minaj stated: “If I’m done with my fifth album and I don’t have a child by then, no matter how much money I have, I would be disappointed, as a woman, because I feel like I was put here to be a mother.” She also went on to explain why she put off marriage and family so far. 

With talk of her finishing up work on her fifth album, we can’t help but wonder if Nicki Minaj has babies on the brain. At 36-years-old, her music might not be changing, but her personal life and priorities are. Minaj has made no secret of wanting to settle down someday. The question is when. 

How long have Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty been together?

Nicki Minaj made her relationship with Kenneth Petty official with Instagram posts early in December 2018, after months of rumors. Although their relationship is new to her fans, Minaj has known Petty since she was 16 and he was 20. They both grew up in Queens. 

She has mentioned in posts and responses to followers that Petty has known her since before the “booty” and the fame. Nicki Minaj also told fans, “Fought my bf cuz I wouldn’t be his girl. He was always a lil brazy. But anyway, timing is everything … He’s like the male version of my bff TT.”, in comments on Instagram. 

Judging by Kenneth Petty’s recent ink, he seems to be in it for the long haul. The neck tattoo spells out Onika, Nicki Minaj’s legal first name, in pink and black cursive. 

Will Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty get Married?

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In one of her Instagram posts, she captioned the picture with a hint that her boyfriend wants her to be his wife. With over 1.5 million likes, her fans might want to see that happen too. 

One thing’s for sure if Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty decide to get married and have a baby, money won’t be a problem. Both are successful in their own right. Minaj alone has a net worth of $75 million as of 2018. 

A look into Kenneth Petty’s troubled past

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Although Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty have known each other since they were teenagers, Petty has had trouble with the law between then and now. According to InTouch Weekly and The New York Division of Criminal Justice Services, Petty was convicted in 1995 of first degree attempted rape. He pled guilty to using a knife on the 16-year-old girl. 

Minaj was quick to shut down the haters and defend her boyfriend on social media.

But that wasn’t Petty’s only run-in with the law. In 2006, he was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and spent seven years in prison. He pleaded guilty to the shooting death of Lamont Robinson in 2002 according to People.