Nicki Minaj Revealed That She and Her Boyfriend Got a Marriage License
It looks like Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty are headed down the aisle.
In an episode of her show Queen Radio on Apple Beats 1 on June 21, the “MEGATRON” rapper revealed that she and Petty got a marriage license, which means they’re one step closer to becoming husband and wife.
What did Nicki Minaj say about the marriage license?
Minaj said on the show that she and her beau got the license recently, telling listeners that although they haven’t been together long, she doesn’t want to lose out on what she’s found.
“I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness,” she said. “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.”
Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty previously sparked marriage rumors
The news might not come as a shock to some, considering Minaj has already referred to Petty as her husband.
“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,” she said on Queen Radio back in March.
On another occasion in December 2018, Minaj posted an intimate photo of herself and Petty alongside the caption, “He want[s] me to be his wife- his MISSIS like SIPPI NOW.”
How long have Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty been dating?
Minaj and Petty have been together since at least December 2018, following her split from rapper Meek Mill. That month, the couple went public with their relationship on Instagram, when Minaj uploaded a cuddly photo of them.
Who is Kenneth Petty?
Petty is a longtime friend of Minaj’s. The two apparently grew up together in Queens, New York, and reconnected in late 2018. The rapper once described him as one of her “first loves.”
“Nicki and Kenneth dated when she was a teenager, before she was famous,” a source told Us Weekly. “They linked up when she handed out turkeys for Thanksgiving  in her hometown.”
Petty has faced massive backlash over his criminal history, though. The 40-year-old is a Level 2 registered sex offender in New York. In 1995, when he was a teenager, Petty was convicted for attempted rape in the first degree of a 16-year-old girl. The crime happened the previous year.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Petty also pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2006. The charge stemmed from a shooting that resulted in the death of Lamont Robinson. Petty served seven years of a 10-year prison sentence before being released in 2013.
What has Nicki Minaj said about Kenneth Petty’s criminal history?
Minaj has defended Petty against critics. When fans brought up his criminal history on social media in December 2018, the “Barbie Dreams” rapper was quick to shut them down.
“He was 15, she was 16… in a relationship. But go awf Internet,” she wrote. “y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.”
If Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty really are taking the big step, best of luck to them on their new life together.