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Nicki Minaj's New Boyfriend Is Problematic To Say The Least

E! Online- It’s only been a short period of time since Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty made their relationship Instagram official, but new details have already emerged about the Queen superstar’s new beau.

According to court records, Petty was convicted of attempted rape in the first degree in April 1995. The reported incident happened when he was in his teens and the female was 16. He was sentenced to 18 months to 54 months in state prison. TMZ reports that he served four years in New York state prison.

“Wait y’all calling this man a rapist but it happened in 1994, meaning he was 16 or 17 & the girl was a 16 year old…must’ve been a white girl,” one Instagram user commented on a photo of Minaj and Petty.

After seeing the comment, Minaj replied, “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. Thank you boo.”

Meet Nicki Minaj’s new boyfriend. Kenneth Petty. Seems like a swell guy! As you could imagine, the comments went WILD over this. Nicki has since posted two Instagram posts with him and has turned off all the comments.

The caption here says, “Oh they wanna talk? Let’s give’m smthn to talk about. ?? *Shania voice*” Oh they’re talking Nicki. I can MAYBE understand some wild shit happening when this guy was 15 or 16 and things went bad in a relationship, who the hell knows. But there is also this detail.

E! News has also obtained court documents involving Petty’s manslaughter case. Petty pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter in March 2006 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in May 2006. 

According to TMZ, Petty served seven years for “shooting a man” and was released in 2013.

Okay so sex offender who also shot a man. Nicki Minaj is one of the most famous woman in the world and this is the guy she’s dating. I mean you love who you love but come on. There is no one else with a little better resume out there??? First, she collaborates with Tekashi 6ix9ine and now this. YIKES.