Is Nicki Minaj going to be giving us some bridal Barbie vibes soon?
Us Weekly reports that it could happening soon. The 36-year-old rapper confirmed on an episode of her Queen Radio show on Apple Beats 1 that her and her boyfriend, 41-year-old Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, obtained a marriage license.
Minaj explained, “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.”
This isn’t the first time marriage rumors have surrounded the couple. Minaj referred to Petty as her husband during a March episode of Queen Radio. She stated, “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.”
Despite these details, it has been confirmed that the couple is not yet married. Minaj also said on the radio show that she is not pregnant, but having a child is her “end goal.”
Minaj and Petty’s relationship has sparked major controversy since the couple rekindled their teen romance back in Dec. 2018. Us Weekly reports that Petty was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in April 1995 following an incident with a 16-year-old girl, forcing him to become a registered sex offender and serve nearly four years in prison.
He then spent another seven years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter for an April 2002 shooting. Petty was released six years ago.
Minaj has stood by Petty’s side through the controversy, even going so far as to include him in her newest “Megatron” video.