Nicki Minaj has long been using the nickname "husband" to her partner, Kenneth Petty. Monday night, they finally made it official.
Minaj, 36, is now married to Petty, 41, after less than a year of dating. The queen of rap shared this exciting news through a short video on Instagram, showing a matching mug printed with "Mr. and Mrs."
Further proving that they have already tied the knot, Minaj also shared their white baseball caps that reads "Bride" and "Groom" acorss the front.
The rapper captioned the post with a handful of sweet emojis next to her new official name: Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, adding the date when she presumably tied the knot with her husband.
Last Aug. 12, Minaj revealed on her Queen Radio Show that she and her then boyfriend Petty will be married in "about 80 days," explaining that the two of them have already filed for their marriage license a week before the said appearance on the radio show,
With her new album tied up with her busy schedules, she had a lot of different things to focus on. With that in consideration, she and Petty decided to celebrate their marriage with a small and intimate ceremony. However, Minaj did share that they plan to have a big wedding once her album comes out.
The two have officially started dating in December of last year. Petty added a new tattoo of the rapper's birth name, Onika, in the same month. Petty also starred in Minaj's music video for "Megatron."
Fans have expressed their concern over the pair's relationship. They quickly pointed out Petty's tainted past, considering the fact that he is a registered sex offender in New York and was even convicted for manslaughter.
Minaj didn't seem to bat an eyelash, however. She responded that all her basjers "can't run" her life. She then fired back and suggested that her critics should focus more on running their own lives.
In connection to her marriage, Minaj has previously hinted of her plan to retire and focus on her new family. She then seemingly sent a fairwell message to her fans, asking them to "keep reppin" her even after the shocking "retirement" announcement.
Needless to say, it did not quite sit well with her fanbase who were shellshocked with the decision.
In an interview with The Shade Room, Minaj has taken the chance to elaborate on her tweet. She pointed out that the retirement tweet was about her album, noting that she is mulling whether she will go back and record a new album or not.
Minaj then pointed out that there was never a plan not to release the album she was working on during that time.
Minaj's latest album, "Queen," debuted in August 2018 at No. 2 on Billboard 200. In June 2019, she released the single "Megatron," which peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
She was recently featured in Megan Thee Stallion's hit "Hot Girl Summer." Fans are now eagerly looking forward to her upcoming fifth album.
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