After only a few months of dating, Nicki Minaj is now officially married to Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty.
The 36 year old rapper from Queens, New York, announced the news to everyone via Instagram. Real name Onika Tanya Maraj, Nicki would go on to caption her Instagram post with the last name Petty.
The short clip shows a mug with Mrs. written on it, along side a white cap with the words Bride written in gold letters. As for Kenneth, his mug is also white with the words Mr. written on it, and a black cap with the words groom in white letters.
Also on the caption is the official date the couple tied the knot, 10.21.19. The two had been dating since 2018, but it wasn’t until later that year in December that she made it public via Instagram.
When is Nicki Minaj’s wedding?
The news shouldn’t come as surprise, as Nicki had revealed her intentions to be married on her Queen Radio show. On the Augsut 12th episode, she stated that she had filed for a marriage license and would be officially married in about 80 days.
“We still had to pick it up and I was traveling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again,” Nicki explained on her show. “From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days.”
No word on when and where the wedding will take place. Nicki also had stated on the Queen Radio show, that her music is a priority at the moment. “I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don’t want to do the big wedding now,” she said back in August. “We’ll do the big wedding later.”
Who is Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty
Not much is know about Kenneth, other than he likes to be referred to as ‘Zoo’. The name stems from his days growing up as a kid in Queens. The 41 year old actually dated Nicki back when she was 16 years old and before her music career took off. According to TMZ, that was Nicki’s first serious relationship.
Kenneth also has a history of criminal activity. back in 1995, Kenneth was convicted of attempted rape. 2006, he ended up pleading guilty to manslaughter charges. Since his release from prison, which was for seven years, he was placed on a supervised program from 2013-2018.
The New York State department lists Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty as a level-two sex offender, as a result of the rape charge in 1995.
How does Nicki feel about this? Well she replied back to those who criticized him on Instagram. Nicki would write, “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.”