Nicki Minaj's new man Kenneth Petty got her name tattooed onto his neck yesterday. Nicki shared pics of Kenneth's new tattoo on social media last night.
Nicki and Kenneth have been dating now for a few months, and their relationship is causing controversy among her fans.
People are upset with Nicki because of Kenneth's criminal history. Kenneth used to be very active in the streets, and was convicted of a sexual offense when he was a juvenile. According to TMZ, Kenneth is a registered sex offender with a violent past. The site obtained court records that say Kenneth was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in April 1995. He was 16 at the time and so was his victim.
The prosecutors said he used a sharp object to try and coerce the victim into non-consensual intercourse. He was found guilty and served four years in New York state prison for the crime.
But he's older and wiser now, and he's changed his life around. Kenneth is now seen as one o the top entertainment executives in hip hop.
And clearly, he loves Nicki.
But that’s not his only crime. After getting out of prison the first time, Kenneth was convicted of first-degree manslaughter. He served another seven years in prison and was released in 2013.
He’s also from Queens, New York and it’s speculated that he and Nicki know each other from back in the day.
Nicki shared an image of the two on her Instagram. Her caption is a lyric from Adele‘s song “Hello,” “Did you ever make it out fo that town where nothing ever happens?… it’s no secret… that the both of us… are running out of time…”