• Nicki Minaj is married! Rapper weds Kenneth Petty after dating for less than a year

    Nicki Minaj is married! Rapper weds Kenneth Petty after dating for less than a year

    NEW YORK – Nicki Minaj can ultimately and certainly refer to Kenneth “Zoo” Petty as her “husband” without confusing everybody.

    After using the nickname to describe him in the past, the “Super Bass” rapper, 36, has finally married Petty, 41.

    Minaj announced the thrilling news on Monday with a video on Instagram, showing matching “Mr. and Mrs.” mugs and black and white baseball caps that had “Bride” and “Groom” written across the front.

    Keeping it simple, the rapper captioned the short clip, “👰🏽🤵🏽😢🙏🏽🎀 10•21•19” — seemingly the day that she and Petty officially tied the knot.

    Reps for Minaj did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

    On the Aug. 12 episode of her Queen Radio show, Minaj announced that she had filed for a marriage license and would be married in “about 80 days.”

    “We still had to pick it up and I was travelling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again,” she explained. “From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days.”

    Even though she made it official, Minaj still had music priorities to attend to.

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    He want me to be his wife- his MISSIS like SIPPI NOW

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    “I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don’t want to do the big wedding now,” she said at the time. “We’ll do a big wedding later.”

    The rapper then raved over her beau, saying, “I’m very happy about that because my baby makes me so happy.”

    Minaj and Perry have been dating since 2018, going Instagram-official with their relationship in December of that year.

    “He wants me to be his wife- his MISSIS like SIPPI NOW,” she captioned a series of photos of the two of them laughing together later that month at her birthday party (as well as a video of her grinding upon him).

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    I’m Barbie, this is Ken #Megatron video out now

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    Since then, the two have been hot and heavy on social media, posing in photo after photo together. Petty even debuted a new tattoo of the rapper’s birth name, Onika, weeks after they went live with their love.

    In March, Minaj sparked questions about whether or not she had married Petty after calling him her “husband” on her radio show.

    “Every night when I get out of the shower, my husband takes this really good lotion that we just bought, and he massages my feet and rubs them, and he rubs each toe individually, and the heel, and the ball of my foot, and he does it all,” she said.

    The same month, she posted a photo with Petty in France, along with the caption: “Bae out in Paris.”

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    Throw up da 🅱️’s on him

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    Back in June 2019, Minaj revealed on her new Queen Radio show on Apple Beats 1 that she and Petty had gotten a marriage license.

    “We did get our marriage license,” she said. “I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness. It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m there, I don’t want to compromise that for anyone or anything.”

    Also that month, Perry starred with Minaj in her newest music video, for the song “Megatron.”

    Nicki Minaj is married! Rapper weds Kenneth Petty after dating for less than a year
    Kenneth Petty and his new spouse Nicki Minaj. Photo: Instagram

    The video featured Minaj and Petty in a hot tub as she sang, “I f— him like I miss him / He just came out of prison” — a line that fans interpreted as reference to Petty’s criminal record (He is a registered sex offender in the state of New York and served time in prison for manslaughter after being convicted in 2002).

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