Nicki Minaj's New Sex Offender Boyfriend Was Actually Her High School Sweetheart

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Dec. 11 2018, Updated 1:11 p.m. ET

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It seems Nicki Minaj’s new love is actually her old love. The “Barbie Dreams” rapper and new boyfriend Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, who is a registered sex offender, have a history together that goes as far back as high school.

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Sources close to Nicki revealed that she and Kenneth,  first dated when she was 16. The rapper even calls him one of her very first loves.

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As OK! previously reported, back in April 1995, Zoo was convicted of first degree attempted sexual assault when he and his victim were both 16.

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This isn’t the only run-in he’s had with the law. Back in 2006, Zoo was found guilty of manslaughter and served seven years in prison. He was released in 2013.

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However, the 36-year-old isn’t letting the drama and speculation about her boyfriend's checkered past ruin her bliss. Just yesterday, Nicki posted a racy snap of the two of them in bed together.

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In the caption she wrote, “They wanna talk? Let’s give them something to talk about. *Shania Twain voice*,” misattributing the popular Bonnie Raitt song.

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What do you think of Nicki’s decision to remain so defiant about her relationship with Kenneth? Let us know in the comments. 


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