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Nicki Minaj Hits Back at Fans Criticizing Boyfriend Kenneth Petty Again

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Nicki Minaj attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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Nicki Minaj is stepping up to the mic for her man once again, literally.

The 36-year-old Queen Radio star expressed her frustrations about people talking badly about her boyfriend, Kenneth Petty, on her Friday radio show, as reported by Us Weekly.

Nicki clapped back at the haters with: “When a person is with a n***a that loved them before they had a dime in their pocket?...How do you not understand that? How do you not understand happiness vs clout? How f**king dare you talk about lowering standards.”

Kenneth, 41, and the rapper met when Nicki was growing up in Queens, New York. The two dated for a while, then went their separate ways for years. And while Nicki was becoming a successful artist, Kenneth became a registered sex offender in New York for attempted rape of an underage girl. He also spent time in prison for manslaughter.

Because of his record, fans have questioned Kenneth’s motives, and have been highly critical of the relationship since it became public in Dec. 2018.

But no amount of criticism is changing Nicki’s mind. This week, Chance the Rapper released his new album, featuring a song with Nicki called “Zanies and Fools.” In her verse, she raps, “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.”

No matter Kenneth’s past, Nicki is happier than ever. She stated on her Friday show, “It’s the truth, money cannot buy me happiness and good sex.”

We know when the couple ties the knot, Nicki won't be hearing any negativity.