Meet Nicki Minaj's New Boyfriend — Rapper Makes Relationship IG Official

By Peyton Blakemore

December 10, 2018


Nicki Minaj has a new man and she can't stop showing him off!

The "Chun-Li" rapper made her relationship with Kenneth Petty Instagram official over the weekend, sharing a series of photos and videos of the two celebrating her 36th birthday while on vacation. 

"Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens? ... it's no secret... that the both us... are running out of time...," Nicki captioned a photo of her with her leg and arms wrapped around Kenneth. She also shared a second photo of him by himself that showed him staring off into the distance. 

While the "Barbie Dreams" rapper seems completely smitten with her new boo, her fans are a bit skeptical. Many Barbz have expressed their concerns with her new relationship (so much so she disabled the comments section of the photo she shared of the two), given that he is a registered sex offender in the state of New York. In April 1995, he was convicted for attempted rape in the first degree, for attempting to rape a 16-year-old girl. He was also 16. 

Nicki and Kenneth first sparked dating rumors last month when she shared a photo them hanging out to her Instagram. "Ya know da phkn vybez," she captioned the shots. The two have seemingly taken their relationship to the next level, given Kenneth was a part of the small crew that Nicki invited to her birthday getaway. 

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You know da phkn vybez 〽️🅱️ #QGTM

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As previously reported, Nicki was last linked to Formula One racecar driver Lewis Hamilton. The two sparked dating rumors back in September when they were photographed spending time together during New York Fashion Week. After that, a report came out that the two partied until the late hours of the night together. The duo was additionally seen sharing the same car while attending different Fashion Week events in the city. 

In the weeks after their NYFW fun, the "Barbie Dreams" rapper and the Formula One racecar driver continued to fuel romance rumors — sharing coupled-up photos of themselves, on their respective Instagrams, during what appeared to be a couple's vacation in Dubai. 

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