Nicki Minaj discovered love the place her followers least anticipated it. The rapper raised eyebrows when she went public with Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, who’s a registered intercourse offender, in December 2018.
Since then, the couple, who married in October 2019, have been unfazed by the backlash surrounding their whirlwind romance. Minaj has defended Petty from critics on Instagram, the place she continues to flaunt the pair’s journey to like with PDA-filled pictures and movies.
“If I’m executed with my fifth album and I don’t have a baby by then, regardless of how a lot cash I’ve, I’d be upset, as a girl, as a result of I really feel like I used to be put right here to be a mom,” she instructed Complex in December 2014. “I’ve positively postpone the spouse factor as a result of I don’t need folks in my enterprise. I’d relatively not do something that’s going to be on paper however I positively will probably be married earlier than I’ve my child. I wish to ensure that I do it in that order. I’ve at all times felt like that since I used to be younger; my mom at all times put that in my head. By the fifth album, I’ll have walked down the aisle and I’ll no less than be on child No. 1, probably child No. 2. And have $500 million.”
That mentioned, Minaj has made it clear that she has by no means relied on a person. “As quickly as I spotted that I may truly reside and breathe, and eat and sleep, and stroll and discuss with out having a boyfriend, one thing clicked in me. The truth that I’m a younger girl who doesn’t want a person for cash. I don’t want a person for the job,” she instructed Elle in July 2018. “I’ve by no means needed to f–okay for beats. I’ve by no means needed to f–okay for a document deal. I don’t have these pressures. I rise up after I need, store after I need.”
Scroll all the way down to see a timeline of Minaj and Petty’s relationship up to now.