I met my husband when I was 17 out in Queens
If you love it, let it go, now I know what that means
While he was up North for a body
I bodied everybody and got known for my body
My nigga home now, he the Clyde to my Bonnie
'Bout to walk down the aisle and be a mommy
Ooh, I remember when I cried like, "Why me?"
Now I wouldn't exchange my life for Armani
From this, it’s easy to surmise that the Queens rapper is talking about her controversial boyfriend Kenneth Petty. Prior to the song’s release, Minaj shared a photo of her and Petty on Instagram, alongside the lyrics, “I remember when I cried like “why me?” Now I wouldn’t Exchange my life for Armani.”
This isn’t the first time she’s brought up marriage or pregnancy, though both have been unfounded. Late last month, she insinuated being pregnant when tweeting, “For the record; that was iced tea in that lobsterita glass. No alcohol was consumed in the making of our dinner date.”
A few days earlier, she was fairly adamant on Twitter about her plan to eventually marry Petty. When responding to a fan’s question about whether or not Petty is a fan of her “Nicki Minaj” persona or solely in love with “Onika,” and added that she has no interest in dating anyone else because “I’m about to be married to my soulmate.”
In June, on her Apple Beats 1 Queen Radio show, she revealed that they got their marriage license, though she shot down any pregnancy rumors.
According to TMZ, Minaj and Petty first began dating when she was 16 years old and living in Queens. The outlet report that Minaj sees him as “one of her first loves.”
Their relationship has endured its fair share of scrutiny over Petty being a registered sex offender in the state of New York. He was convicted of first-degree attempted rape for a 1994 incident that occurred with a 16-year-old girl. He spent nearly four years behind bars for his attempted rape conviction, and also served an additional seven years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter stemming from an April 2002 shooting. He was released in 2013.