Nicki Minaj 1st Dated Boyfriend Kenneth Petty When She Was 16

Nicki Minaj 1st Dated Boyfriend Kenneth Petty When She Was 16

Nicki Minaj met her latest boyfriend, Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty, years ago. In fact, they’ve known each other since she was a teen. Reportedly, they dated when she lived in Queens, NY, when she was 16. And while their teenage love didn’t last, they’ve since reconnected and appear to be in a relationship. The pair are currently celebrating Nicki’s 36th birthday with a tropical vacation.

 

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However, Nicki’s new man has a checkered past. As previously reported, Petty, 40, is being labeled as a rapist for a 1995 conviction, which forced him to register as a Level 2 sex offender in the state of New York. Minaj’s new boyfriend was charged with attempted rape, a crime which was committed in 1994 on a 16-year-old girl. He served 18 to 54 months in prison and was found guilty in April 1995.

Minaj recently defended him on social media.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams