Rapper Nicki Minaj has defended her relationship with her registered sex offender boyfriend Kenneth Petty. Minaj shared that she will not let critics "ruin my life" as she fiercely stood up for her current flame.
It is reported that Nicki only recently reunited with Kenneth who many believe is her high school sweetheart. He raised a lot of eyebrows given that he spent time in jail for the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl. Nicki took to Instagram to make things official with her new man and shared pictures of the pair cuddling up together as she celebrated her 36th birthday in Turks and Caicos on Sunday.
However, Minaj turned off the comments on her Insta post in order to stop haters from harping on her 40-year-old beau's criminal background. She also slammed haters by sharing a picture of Kenneth lifting her up and another one of her arching her back over him in bed along with the caption, "Oh they wanna talk? Let’s give’m smthn to talk about. *Shania voice*."
As reported by TMZ, she also got very defensive while talking about the incident related to her new man. She wrote online, "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."
Kenneth spent around four years in jail after being convicted of first-degree attempted rape in April 1995 when both he and the victim were 16-years-old.
The prosecutors told the court how he used a sharp object during the attempted rape and was then sent to an NY prison for the sickening crime.
Once he was released, Petty was made to register as a level two sex offender which means that he is considered a "moderate risk of repeat offense" and must be on the registered sex offenders list for the rest of his life.
Petty had also been convicted of first-degree manslaughter after the killing of a man named Lamont Robinson in 2002. According to The Blast, He was initially charged with murder in the second degree but managed to make a deal with the prosecutors and ended up spending around seven years in jail for Lamont's death. Petty was released in 2013 and was kept on supervised release for around five years.