Dating a convicted sex offender
Yesterday, Minaj all but confirmed the dating rumors by posting two more intimate pictures.
According to public records, Petty was convicted in 1995 of first-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old; TMZ notes he used “a sharp object” during said incident.
In the most recent photo of the couple, Minaj included a caption which quotes Adele’s “Hello” and seems to reference their shared hometown: “Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?
” BET reports that just a week prior to linking up with Minaj, Petty was seen dating another woman.
"Now that I'm there I don't want to compromise that for anyone of anything.
"Certain travelling things I don't wanna do it.
According to TMZ, Minaj has never supported her brother.
Minaj took her mother to visit Maraj in jail, but that is the only time the rapper has been to see her brother since his conviction.
As a result of the conviction, Petty is registered as a Level 2 sex offender on the New York State Sex Offender Registry. In addition to the attempted rape charge, Petty has been arrested eleven times for crimes ranging from driving on a suspended license to first-degree manslaughter.
The two were first spotted cozying up shortly after Thanksgiving.
Minaj posted a pair of Instagram photos of them hanging out, one of which features what fans speculate is an engagement ring.
I'm just enjoying my downtime." In the same episode, she reignited her feud with Miley Cyrus, calling her a "Perdue chicken" - which is a brand of meat in the US.
The pair have a long-running rivalry stretching back to 2015 when Cyrus spoke about Minaj in a magazine interview.
He served a seven-year sentence and was released in 2013.