Nicki Minaj has come under fire after making her new registered sex offender boyfriend Kenneth “Zoo” Petty IG official on Monday.
The Barbz have been pleading with their queen to explain why she is dating Petty following details of his attempted rape of 16-year-old girl at age 15, which led to him serving time and on landing sex offender list.
Following the outrage, the "Good Form" rapper replied on a fan that commented on a picture of her and Petty saying, "He was 15, she was 16 ... in a relationship. But go awf, internet. y'all can't run my life. Y'all can't even run y'all own life. Thank you boo."
The Hollywood Life has also reported that Petty has been arrested 12 times and while most the arrests are unknown they uncovered that some of his charges including:
- operating an unlicensed vehicle
- failure to stop at a stop sign
- operating a vehicle while license is suspended or revoked
- attempted first-degree rape of a 16-year-old-girl for which he spent 18-54 months in prison.
While The Blast reports that he was involved in the fatal shooting of a man named Lamont Robinson.
Petty pleaded guilty in March 2006 after cutting a deal which reduced the charge from second-degree murder to manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, of which he served seven.
See fan reactions to the rapper's new man below.
Y’all are so hellbent on protecting Nicki that y’all refuse to hear any other stories. It’s ok to say that’s wrong and I’m still going to support. Nobody is asking for anything otherwise. But don’t bash people for being rightfully upset.— shiTHEAD (@NotShahem) December 10, 2018
Nicki Minaj scrolling through the sex offender registry pic.twitter.com/LzjL1kRDay— Marwan (@marwandeIrey) December 10, 2018
.@NICKIMINAJ seriously what have you become? Defending pedophiles and now rapist/murderers? like is this your new job? The Grammys had a good reason to snub you. So now if a girl is one year older than her rapist, it makes it all ok? You're fucking disgusting pic.twitter.com/8rwKmyPRMo— allygator (@nauseousmonster) December 10, 2018
This nothing to laugh about sis pic.twitter.com/ZJXu0Ca2Nw— . (@illicitgaI) December 10, 2018
Nicki Minaj:— 🍒 (@ROLUXES) December 10, 2018
• bailed out her rapist & pedophile brother who was accused of raping an 11 y.o girl.
• collaborated & still supports 6ix9ine, a racist & convicted pedophile.
• is currently dating a convicted murderer & rapist who went to jail for years.
She's cancelled. pic.twitter.com/Brj6ZzlugI
attention: Nicki Minaj wanted to clarify with you all that her boyfriend isn’t a child rapist, he’s just a regular rapist pic.twitter.com/MQUmgSXQHW— ♡ (@pettyreligion) December 10, 2018
I have fought, defended and stood by Nicki Minaj for so long. I'm sorry, at this point it's just not worth it. She is just - wow. She really loves rapists and pedophiles. Disgusting. I just cant be part of that anymore.— IG: SBADZMD™ (@SBADZMD) December 10, 2018
imagine working hard for over a decade to secure yourself as the queen of rap, then having it all stripped away because you wanted to date a convicted felon with five children that you met at a turkey giveaway.— gemini (@ghettogemi) December 10, 2018
rest in peace nicki minaj (2008-2018) pic.twitter.com/2zeUIeL4sj
Nicki Minaj is going through some sort of midlife crisis. #NickiMinaj— Yes (@_yalicea) December 11, 2018
Nicki Minaj and Inmates pic.twitter.com/SYo4H4p03N— Harmony 🇳🇬 (@TwittHarmony) December 11, 2018