Nicki Minaj has shocked the world after getting into a relationship with a registered harasser

Minaj seems to be taunting fans

by Asfa Shakeel

Nicki Minaj has shocked fans by showing off what seems to be her new relationship with a registered harasser, Kenneth Petty.

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Nicki Minaj is shocking fans by dating Kenneth Petty. (Image source: Instagram/Nicki Minaj)

Petty was convicted of first degree attempted rape back in 1995. In 1994, he had an altercation with a 16 year old girl according to his record in the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services.

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Nicki Minaj seen at Good Morning America Studios for ‘Hand in Hand’ hurricane telethon on September 12, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)

The Services said he used a knife against the girl in an attempted assault. He was sentenced for 18 to 54 months jail time for his offense, but it is unclear how long he served.

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Petty was convicted for assaulting a 16 year old girl with a weapon. (Image source: Instagram/Nicki Minaj)

In 2006, he was again in trouble with the law after being convicted of manslaughter of a man named Lamont Robinson. He reportedly shot a gun near the victim several times, which eventually culminated in his death.

For the latter offense, Petty served seven years in jail and was released in 2013.

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Nicki Minaj attends as Nas performs onstage during Day 3 at The Meadows Music & Arts Festival at Citi Field on September 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for The Meadows Music & Arts Festival)

Minaj first posted pictures of her and Petty, captioning them with Adele’s song Hello. She wrote, “Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?… it’s no secret… that the both of us… are running out of time…”

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Minaj first posted pictures of herself with Petty a couple of days ago. (Image source: Instagram/Nicki Minaj)

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She paired the pictures with lyrics from Adele’s Hello. (Image source: Instagram/Nicki Minaj)

After fans expressed concerns and even anger with Minaj dating this person, she posted another video with the caption, ‘They wanna talk? Let’s give’m smthn to talk about. *Shania voice*”

She then posted additional photos after fans expressed concerns. (Image source: Instagram/Nicki Minaj)

After additional backlash, the rapper also went ahead and disabled comments on her Instagram post.

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She disabled the comments on her post. (Image source: Instagram/Nicki Minaj)

Minaj has a long past with men who have a history with abuse and harassment against minors in particular. Her own brother Jelani Maraj was convicted of sexually abusing an 11 year girl in November of last year.

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Nicki Minaj performs onstage during Day 2 at The Meadows Music & Arts Festival at Citi Field on September 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for The Meadows Music & Arts Festival)

She also publicly supported and defended Tekashi6ix9ine, who was convicted of using a child in a sexual context in 2015. The rapper and collaborator appeared with a 13 year old in a sexually explicit video.

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Nicki Minaj attends the 14th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Weylin B. Seymour’s on November 6, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

In the past, Minaj has dated Meek Mill, Safaree Samuels and Nas.

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Nas and Nicki Minaj attend hip hop artist Nas’ private birthday dinner, presented by Hennessy, the world’s best-selling Cognac, at The Pool Lounge in New York City on September 13, 2017. (Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Hennessy)

Minaj has not yet directly spoken out about her controversial new relationship.

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