Nicki Minaj’s Rumored New BF Is… A Registered Sex Offender?! WTF?

What’s going on here, Nicki Minaj?

The Good Form rapper has recently been spotted with a new man on social media, but her Barbz are less than thrilled about him… because he is a registered sex offender in the state of New York!

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Fans were quick to do some digging and uncover that the man pictured in the post (below) is Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, a father of five with a pretty lengthy arrest record dating back to 1995 when he was convicted of attempted rape in the first degree involving a 16-year-old.

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You can see the 40-year-old’s record on the New York sex offenders list for yourself HERE.

According to Bossip, the pair are reportedly working on a music video for Nicki’s new feature Runnin on the Creed 2 soundtrack. So, could this be just a work friendship and nothing more?

But what makes this even messier is that a woman claiming to be Petty’s ex-girlfriend just before he started hanging with Miz Minaj, has come forward with the receipts to prove who he really is. A Twitter user named Ari Safari was the first to tweet then delete that everyone in Queens reportedly knows Petty is a fraud:

The 40 year old bum rapist with 5 kids that @NICKIMINAJ is fucking real name is Kenneth “Zoo” Petty. Here is his girls IG and the messages he text her today. Every one in QUEENS knows Noelle and Kenneth were just together before Nicki came to pass out Turkeys.

– Ari Safari (@Arii_Safarii_) December 1, 2018

The ex-GF in question is a popular Queens bartender named Noelle — whose handle is @redbone_noe — who reportedly DM’ed Nicki about the situation on Instagram and was left on “seen”. Click through the supposed messages in the tweets below:

Many Twitter users seem to think the DM’s are fake and nothing but bad photoshop. But if that’s true, then can someone explain the pictures of the Chun-Li rapper and Petty looking super cozy together outside of a studio setting? It does look like they could be more than friends…

Minaj has yet to comment on all of this, so for now they’re just rumors at best.

Perezcious readers, what do y’all think? Tell us in the comments below!

[Image via Dutch Press Photo/WENN]

Dec 5, 2018 8:21am PDT