Nicki Minaj has a new man in her life…and he has quite the past.
His name is Kenneth Petty — and according to the NYPD Sex Offender Unit Database, the 40-year-old has been convicted of manslaughter and attempted rape.
Kenneth Petty is the 40-year-old she’s been hanging with, and posting pics with on Instagram. Court records, obtained by TMZ, show he was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in April 1995. He was 16 at the time, and so was his victim.
Prosecutors said he used a sharp object when he tried to force the girl to have sexual intercourse. Petty served almost 4 years in NY state prison for the crime.
And, get this … years after getting out of the pen, Petty was convicted of first-degree manslaughter, and served another 7 years. He was released in 2013.
Nicki and Petty appear to be childhood friends from Queens.
She acknowledged their hometown connection by quoting Adele’s Hello in the caption of their latest pic — “Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens? … it’s no secret … that the both of us … are running out of time.”
We’re not sure how serious their relationship is — but she’s calling him ‘babe’ on IG so we’re safe to assume they’re somewhat of an item.
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