Nicki Minaj Defends Her Relationship With Convicted Sex Offender-Murderer

Nicki Minaj has taken to her Instagram to tell critics that she can do whatever she wants to do.

Drama started over the weekend after the rapper shared a photo of herself and Kenneth “Zoo” Petty — a registered sex offender in New York. This stirred heated reactions after critics pulled up Petty’s criminal history.

According to TMZ/Newsweek:

“Petty was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in April 1995 when both he and the victim were 16 years old and was sentenced to four years in New York state prison. The 40-year-old used a sharp object when he tried to force the accuser into having sexual intercourse, according to prosecutors. He reportedly served four years for the crime.

Petty was also convicted of first-degree manslaughter after his release. A criminal complaint filed by the Queens City District Attorney revealed that he pled guilty to the shooting of a man named Lamont Robinson, who died in a nearby hospital shortly after the incident.

Petty was initially charged with second-degree murder, but reached a plea deal in order to bring the charge down to manslaughter. According to the criminal complaint, Petty shot Robinson “with a loaded handgin (sic) multiple times thereby causing his death” on April 27, 2002 at approximately 12:30 a.m.

Petty was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was released after seven in May 2015 and was on supervised release for five years, which concluded last May, according to court records.”

Well, Nicki Minaj is not worried about his record.

“He was 15, she was 16…in a relationship. But go awf (sic), Internet. y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run you own life,” she told a fan who brought up Petty’s criminal record.

And in another photo of herself and Petty, she added the caption “Oh, they wanna talk? Let’s give’m something to talk about. *Shania voice*”

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