Dating a convicted sex offender
That year, while collecting an award at the MTV VMAs, Minaj took to the stage.
She said to host Cyrus: "Back to this b**** that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press.
Petty, who was also 16 at the time, ended up serving four years in prison.
In the mid-2000s, Petty was again convicted, this time of first-degree manslaughter.
" But Minaj has dismissed the criticism and released the music video for her latest single Megatron this week - which showed her grinding on Petty.
Speaking on Queen Radio, she said she is now in her "happy place" and enjoying her "downtime".
He is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The manslaughter charge stemmed from the shooting that resulted in the death of Lamont Robinson, for which Petty served seven years of a ten-year sentence.
Minaj has reportedly refuted this account, however. After fans filled the comments section of a recent Instagram post with concerned comments, Minaj responded, telling a different story about what happened between Petty and the alleged victim. If Minaj wasn’t already having trouble in the popularity department, something tells us her relationship with Petty won’t help matters.
New boyfriend, Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, may be the most controversial topic of the year for the Minaj’s boyfriend served jail time after being convicted of attempted rape when he was 16 years old.Back in September, Minaj was rumored to be involved with Lewis Hamilton, a 33-year-old Brit and Formula One driver.Nicki Minaj makes headlines for nearly everything she does these days.According to arrest records, Petty used a “knife/cutting instrument” to force sexual intercourse with a 16 year old girl. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life,” Minaj clapped back, implying that Petty was the victim of trumped up charges.As a result of the conviction, Petty is registered as a Level 2 sex offender on the New York State Sex Offender Registry. In addition to the attempted rape charge, Petty has been arrested eleven times for crimes ranging from driving on a suspended license to first-degree manslaughter.