From Barbie Tingz To Wifey Tingz: Nicki Minaj Announces She's Retiring From Music To Start A Family

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Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty
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| September 06 2019,

9:55 pm

Nicki Minaj is getting out of the rap game.

The Queen Radio host tweeted she was retiring from music to focus on building a family with boyfriend Kenneth “Zoo” Petty.

Nicki is serious about her relationship with Petty. The couple went public with their love in December 2018 by posting a picture of themselves on the ‘gram.

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“We still had to pick it up and I was traveling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again,” she said during the August 12 episode of Queen Radio. “From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days.”

The “Megatron” rapper said the couple planned to marry soon to honor the second marriage license.

“I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don’t want to do the big wedding now. We’ll do the big wedding later,” Minaj added. “I’ll be married before my album comes out but will have my wedding after the album comes out. Before the 90 days is over, yes, I will be married.”


Their relationship has been mired with controversy due to Petty’s criminal history. He is currently a registered sex offender in New York and served time for manslaughter. Despite the critiques, Nicki stood by her man.

“He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship. But go awf Internet,” she said on Instagram. “Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.”