Nicki Minaj Marries Kenneth Petty — For Real This Time
It's official: Nicki Minaj is a married woman.
After months of speculation, the "Anaconda" rapper revealed she wed boyfriend Kenneth Petty after less than one year of dating. She announced the happy news via Instagram Monday night (October 21), sharing a video that showed wedding accessories like "Mrs." and "Mr." mugs and caps that read "bride" and "groom."
"Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10.21.19," Minaj captioned the post, which references her new legal name (Onika Tanya Maraj is her given name) and the day that she and Petty seemingly tied the knot.
No other details about the wedding have been revealed, but several of Minaj's celebrity friends, including singer Christina Aguilera and model Winnie Harlow, offered their congrats in the comments section.
The couple's marriage has actually been a long time coming and over the last few months, Minaj has continuously sparked rumors. She first fueled speculation in June when she revealed she and Petty got their marriage license. Then, a few months later, she said they only had "80 days" to make things official before the license expired.
"We filed for the marriage license and we still had to pick it up and I was traveling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again,” Minaj said during her Queen Radio podcast in August. "From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days."
“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,” the 36-year-old continued. “I’ll be married before my album comes out, but will have my wedding after the album comes out. Before the 90 days is over, yes, I will be married.”
The timing checks out because it's been nearly three months since the interview...
Congrats to the happy couple!