Rapper Nicki Minaj announces marriage to Kenneth Petty, a registered sex offender

American rapper Nicki Minaj announced her marriage to Kenneth Petty on social media on Oct 21, 2019. PHOTO: NICKIMINAJ/INSTAGRAM

Right By My Side singer Nicki Minaj has found her dream man.

On Monday (Oct 21), the American rapper announced her marriage to Kenneth Petty, with her Instagram video featuring Mr and Mrs mugs as well as black and white baseball caps that had Bride and Groom written across the front.

The caption said "Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10-21-19", a nod to her new official name and the day that she and Petty officially tied the knot.

Onika Tanja Maraj is her birth name.

Minaj, 36, and Petty, 41, a music executive, have dated for less than a year.

In August, she said on her Queen Radio show that her heart is also still on music.

"I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don't want to do the big wedding now.

"We'll do the big wedding later."

Some of her fans did not welcome her romance with Petty when it made news.

A registered sex offender in New York, he also served jail time for manslaughter after he was convicted in 2006.

Minaj defended Petty, saying his sexual offence was committed when he was just 15 and that he is now more matured.

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