Nicki Minaj Responds to Reactions Over Boyfriend Being Registered Sex Offender

On Monday, Minaj responded to media/fan reaction(s) to her boyfriend's criminal rap sheet.

nicki minaj responds to bf rap sheet

BILBAO, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 04: Nicky Minaj during the MTV EMAs 2018 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre on November 04, 2018 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/MTV 2018/Getty Images for MTV)

nicki minaj responds to bf rap sheet

On Monday, TMZ wrote an article on the rap sheet of Nicki Minaj's apparent new boyfriend. That report states that her 40-year-old beau, Kenneth Petty, has a troubled past that includes manslaughter and first-degree attempted rape convictions. In addition toTMZ, many other media outlets reported on Petty's criminal history.

Nicki Minaj's new boo is a registered sex offender with a disturbing rap sheet

— TMZ (@TMZ) December 10, 2018

In 1995, Petty, then reportedly 16, was convicted of first-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old victim. According to prosecutors he had used a sharp object to try and coerce the teen into having intercourse, and subsequently served four years in a New York state prison. The Blastalso reported that Petty is a registered sex offender in the state. After he was released from that sentence, Petty would later go on to serve another seven years for first-degree manslaughter. He was released in 2013.

TMZ adds that the Petty and Minaj were friends in Queens prior to them becoming a couple. After being informed of (or after reading through) the fallout from the media/fan background check, Minaj posted a message in response to an IG commenter that simply said: 

"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."

Here is that message as captured by Baller Alert:

Nicki Minaj speaks on the rape charge of her boyfriend

— Baller Alert 🚨 (@balleralert) December 10, 2018

She also put up this not so subtle IG post:

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