Nicki Minaj will soon become a mother … of a little boy! The American star revealed the gender of her baby on Instagram on Friday, October 16. The singer thanked her relatives for the messages of congratulations, intended for her husband Kenneth Petty and her on the arrival of their future child. “Thanks to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol and everyone who sent their wishes during this difficult time. This is so important to me. I am so grateful for all this love given to my son. am deeply in love. My favorite little boy around the world, “writes Nicki Minaj.
Kim Kardashian, Winnie Harlow or Riccardo Tisci sent letters to Nicki Minaj: “Congratulations! We love you. Kim and Kanye”, we can read. “Welcome to motherhood. May God protect you and your family,” Cardi B wrote in a handwritten letter.
Like love at first sight
Who is the baby’s father? Kenneth Petty is an old acquaintance of Nicki Minaj. The man met the future star during his teenage years in New York City, in the borough of Queens and was her boyfriend at the time. The interpreter of the title Anaconda considers him as one of his “first loves” and nicknames him his “Ken à sa Barbie”. And if Nick Minaj defends him tooth and nail, Kenneth Petty has a rather heavy judicial past. Kenneth Petty was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2006 after pleading guilty to first degree manslaughter (he spent 7 years in prison before being released in May 2013).
According to the American media outlet Hollywood Life, Kenneth Petty was convicted of attempted rape in 1995 on his alleged then 16-year-old girlfriend. He was then 20. But nothing to scare Nicki Minaj: in 2018 they get together and quickly take the plunge. In 2019, they get married. A past that he seems to want to leave far from him, ready to devote himself to fatherhood.
Nicki Minaj and Kenny Petty © The ImageDirect