The 36-year-old rapper announced her secret marriage to Kenneth Petty, 41, on her Instagram page on Monday night following nearly a year of dating.
Nicki Minaj shared a video of matching “Mr. and Mrs.” mugs and coordinating “Bride” and “Groom” baseball caps. She captioned the video with her new name:
“???????? Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19,” she wrote.
She hasn’t shared any more details about tying the knot, but Nicki Minaj revealed in August that she would have a big wedding celebration following their low-key nuptials.
“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,” she said on Queen Radio in August. “We’ll do the big wedding later.”
He was placed on the register after a 1995 conviction for attempted rape in the first degree over an incident that occurred with a 16-year-old girl and served between 18 to 54 months in prison.
In 2006, Kenneth also pleaded guilty to the first-degree manslaughter over the shooting death of a man named Lamont Robinson four years earlier.
He was released in May 2013 and was under supervision until May 2018.
However, Nicki, who knew Kenneth growing up in Queens, has stuck by her man and defended their relationship against critics. In the comments section of a selection of racy pictures of the pair, she fired back: ‘Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life.’