Dating a convicted sex offender
I'm just enjoying my downtime." In the same episode, she reignited her feud with Miley Cyrus, calling her a "Perdue chicken" - which is a brand of meat in the US.
The pair have a long-running rivalry stretching back to 2015 when Cyrus spoke about Minaj in a magazine interview.
The year started with headlines for Minaj, with news of her and Nas’ breakup in January 2018; her feud with Cardi B has been a hot topic for most of the year; and it looks like the year will end with headlines for Minaj, too.
New boyfriend, Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, may be the most controversial topic of the year for the Minaj’s boyfriend served jail time after being convicted of attempted rape when he was 16 years old.
He is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The manslaughter charge stemmed from the shooting that resulted in the death of Lamont Robinson, for which Petty served seven years of a ten-year sentence.
Minaj has reportedly refuted this account, however. After fans filled the comments section of a recent Instagram post with concerned comments, Minaj responded, telling a different story about what happened between Petty and the alleged victim. If Minaj wasn’t already having trouble in the popularity department, something tells us her relationship with Petty won’t help matters.
It’s believed the 36-year-old Minaj and father-of-five Petty know each other from Queens, where the “Chun-Li” rapper was raised.
According to arrest records, Petty used a “knife/cutting instrument” to force sexual intercourse with a 16 year old girl. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life,” Minaj clapped back, implying that Petty was the victim of trumped up charges.
As a result of the conviction, Petty is registered as a Level 2 sex offender on the New York State Sex Offender Registry. In addition to the attempted rape charge, Petty has been arrested eleven times for crimes ranging from driving on a suspended license to first-degree manslaughter.
According to TMZ, Minaj has never supported her brother.
Minaj took her mother to visit Maraj in jail, but that is the only time the rapper has been to see her brother since his conviction.