American female rapper, Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, has left many in shock as she has been found having a romantic relationship with a young man identified as Kevin Petty
The 36 year old had posted a photo of herself cozying up to 40 year old Petty, while celebrating her birthday, on Sunday, December 9,2918
She captioned the suggestive photo, referencing lyrics from Adele’s song, “Hello”;
“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,”
Just hours after the hppy photo was released, some serious dirt have been dug up from Petty’s past ;
Petty was convicted of 1st-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl in 1995. He served between 18 and 54 months for that crime, and he is a registered sex offender in New York.
In addition to the rape charges, Petty also served time for killing a man, according to The Blast.
Court records obtained by The Blast reveal Petty pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a man named Lamont Robinson.
The complaint claims that on April 27, 2002 at 12:30 AM, Petty shot Robinson multiple times. Robinson was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Authorities originally charged Petty with 2nd-degree murder, but his lawyer got the charge reduced to manslaughter in a plea deal.
Petty pled guilty to the manslaughter charge in exchange for a 10 year prison sentence in March 2006. He was released from prison in May 2013 after serving 7 years. He was on supervised parole for 5 years, until May of this year.
Nicki went public with her new romance over the weekend. It is unclear when the rapper and the ex con’s paths crossed. The pair celebrated her 36th birthday on holiday this weekend.