Nicki Minaj's fiancé had to be persuaded to be part of her music video for her new single "Megatron", which dropped last week.

In a Twitter chat with fans over the weekend, the rapper revealed her man, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty was grumpy after she woke him up from a nap. She said Petty grumbled all the way to the set and he complained of being cold.

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"I woke dat a** up & said take off ya shirt, I need u 2shoot this scene," Nicki wrote in reply to a fan who asked if her man had to be forced to be in her new video. "He had fallen asleep in my dressing room. He was mad aggy. He was grumbling all the way to the set talking bout he cold."

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She continued: "I said boy go over there & b quiet. Once he saw the video he was cheesing nonstop."

Nicki, 36, gushed about Petty, 41, revealing he calls her by her government name, Onika, and couldn't care less about her superstar status.

"others r infatuated w/Nicki Minaj he DGAF [doesn't five a f--k] about this industry & is very protective," the "Anaconda" star wrote.

Nicki said her man - a convicted murderer and registered sex offender who served his time in prison - is very protective of her and he keeps a sharp eye out for her lunatic fans.

"His guard goes up when y'all r around me acting excited cuz he thinks y'all can hurt me," she wrote. "but when he hears the stories from some of my fans about how they think I've helped them to stay in school & deal w/their identities, etc., he seems rlly [really] moved by it."

Nicki recently confirmed she and Petty got a marriage license, but no wedding date has been set.

Photos by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses!
    Happy Monday!
    I'm still living off that Mary J performance. Meth has been FINE for 25 years and counting ...

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/3o752jPn3e2Vl1sbBe/giphy.gif

  • tintin

    She really seems to love this guy. I see the connection with her and him more than I did with her and Meek or even her a Safaree.

    I ain't gonna judge her on her choices. Sometimes we fall in love with the wrong type but hey it's her issue, leave her be.

    I love Megatron, I don't care what anyone says, while i was cleaning my house yesterday best believe I was bussing it down in the living room and kitchen

  • R in NYC

    Shiiid....she's going to need someone to protect herself from his shady azz soon enough!

  • UsuallyItsBusiness25

    I don’t know what to say .

  • EasyBreezy

    Chile...

  • EasyBreezy

    Chile....MJB KILLED IT, to be sure. HOWEVER, when Meth came out to show out..... that took me too. I would LOVE to see he and MJB as a couple. #MethCanSTILLgetIt

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Marlika

    Good mawning!? Today’s a beautiful day out. It’s back to work for me today after take a mini vaca for my birthday.???? I ain’t in no mood? I went to church yesterday, haven’t been in bout 3 years ? I could believe the nerve of people sitting their on their phones. Like they couldn’t give the Lord a hour of their time.?????

    If Nicki’s happy, that’s all that matters. Having worked with folks in prison re entry has taught me a lot. This guy made a mistake when he was a young buck. He may be a changed individual.?????

  • Nina Ross

    “...a convicted murderer and registered sex offender...”?

  • Shamwow

    Nicki seem like she knows how to find an anaconda. As long as she’s happy I’m happy. Nicki is probably packed to the brim with her felon. Go Nicki!

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    What weird gang sign is that? Nicki wide as all outdoors to be 5'1

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Complete Trash !!!!!

  • Jersey Girl

    That joint is so fire! Summer Banger 2019! Dope!

  • Jersey Girl

    I was singing every track! and when Kim came out! I lost it! When Meth came out my mic voice was crazy! # Queen of hip hop soul forever!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She's all "in love", blah blah blah. It seems like she's still in the infatuation stage right now though. I'm still not convinced they'll actually get married, but for her sake, hopefully she'll wait till the dopamine wears off a little before she actually goes through with it.

  • Gloria

    The man has served his time.... he has paid for his crimes. Good for him but besides being her boyfriend, what does he do?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile truth be told ..... you don't speak for a so called man chile ...... FOH chile ......Liesssssssssssssssssss Liessssssssss and mo Liesssssss you would be a fool to buy anything this heavy hipped spews ... let me get out of here ..... https://media2.giphy.com/media/jUwpNzg9IcyrK/giphy.gif demon alert demon alert ... hexanbeast alert !!!

  • tia

    Prayerfully all will be well. If not, drop this negro and keep it moving. Live your life Nicki.

  • Coy little wink

    That's lust not love

  • PetiteButterScotch

    If you really think this hollywood industry is going to let a regular joe next to a celeb like nicki, you’re gullible. That’s her damn handler. Make sure she stays in line and doesn’t start saying “too much”. They don’t want anybody around you that may have a good influence over you and sees through the smoke and mirrors. They “pair” you with a handler or witch to monitor you.

  • Coy little wink

    He's a criminal what good influence would he have anyway?

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Some women look for men who remind them of the men in their life like their father....or their big brother(s). *whispers Jelani*

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/7DzlajZNY5D0I/giphy.gif

  • Coy little wink

    * crickets

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Like Gucci mane wife?

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Meth still got it. Babe got mad. But you up there eyeballing Mary. I CAN LOOK AT METHOD. FOH.

  • currvalicious

    Whatever floats her boat. She's almost 40 yes old & old enough to know what she wants & what works for her.

  • Coy little wink

    Who cares about these 2? Where is the BET Awards post. Fashion, recap, wtf moments...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's probably a big part of it.. And there's that biological clock ticking too. She's 36 now and said she wants to have a child but wants to get married first. I've seen a lot of sistas in that age range settle for less because they feel they need to get that husband and a kid, and they know time is running out .

  • currvalicious

    I'm going to need a post about the tribute to Nipsey Hussel. More specifically when his Mom Ms. Angelique spoke. God bless her, she has stories. And she's also hilarious while telling her stories. She's going to need a reality show or something. She just threw me for a loop.

  • JuneTEETH

    Dude is fug

  • Kanyade

    Their hands look arthritic. Oh wait, that's just sign language. https://media0.giphy.com/media/8i8DA5PoiSx7q/giphy.gif

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Good Morning Sweet Pea! Hope you enjoyed your day! Are you sure people weren't looking up scriptures (trying to give them the benefit of the doubt) Hopefully it was the younger generation and not people over 35 looking at their phones.

  • Kanyade
  • DaughterOfaQueen

    What’s wrong with his fingers??????

  • datjerk

    ....?

  • the guest

    Nicki is really TOO surgically enhanced. Her hips and legs are too big for her height and body and she looks and walks awkward now. I don’t understand the fascination and aspiring to have a cartoonish figure.

  • Angelique Johnson

    Oh he cares about her status because he is benefiting from that.
    Why do some people act like the stardom isn't a thing when they start dating them? But when they decide to get married and then divorced the are asking for half. They need to stop acting!!

  • PetiteButterScotch

    i strongly believe that is not him. People really think human cloning and doppelgängers aren’t real..

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    Is she throwing up a gang sign??
    I cannot take this 36 year old malarkey seriously.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    Sagittarius are good for falling in lust.
    I should know. I'm one of 'em.

  • PetiteButterScotch

    How many rappers have criminal pasts that are influencing children through their image and music? There’s always an underlying agenda. Always. I feel like the whole inmate/sex offender is another way to nornalize women loving on dysfunctional and potentially dangerous men for the sake of “finding love” “being happy” and being a ride or die. Thats just how I view things. Not saying I’m 100% right..it’s just a theory ?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Lol that’s him he grew up around the corner from me he is just heavily medicated

  • tintin

    see how behind i am, didn't even know BET awards were on.
    I was busy watching 90 day fiance.
    thankfully they repeat that crap 20 times for the month.

  • EasyBreezy

    Sooooo wishing there was a culturally cool version of "Fashion Police!"

  • EasyBreezy

    She is still looking for the high school fun she never had.... Give it up, Onika. It's not a good look.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    WTH did this man do? He is a convicted murderer and registered sex offender? I wish Auntie would have explain in detail his charges.

  • NewNew

    It's publicity. She needs to draw more attention to her new song.

  • Seldomseen

    Lol

  • Seldomseen

    Should have just stuck with safari

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Why is he 41 and still throwing up gang signs. ??????????? I don't know her or anything but it definitely feels like she's settling...

  • Marlika

    Good Morning!,??
    It was mainly folks who looked to be under 35. This was before the service started????? To be honest ? I was jealous and wanted to pull mine out, but I feel my granny’s spirit looking at me.? This was a Catholic Church, I’m sorry those churches are so boring lord forgives me? I needed to hear some scripchures from the passa not all this singing. I went with my rich white boy neighbor? He’s been spoiling me the last few days?. My so called mister don’t know ?? him on time out with me from last weekend anyhow . He’s actually has one foot out the door. Matter fact I’m getting my fob back from him.?

  • Dowoop

    He's protective of his meal ticket alright. I would be too

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Yessss. He looked goodt! Especially on the red carpet in that suit...??

  • Dowoop

    Cuz u gotta fake it till you make it!

  • Dowoop

    Arthritis ... ?????

  • SummerBaby

    Nicki said her man - a convicted murderer and registered sex offender
    .........
    ??

  • Dowoop

    ???

  • Vonn

    Why is this corny broad always made up to look like a tranny?

  • Vonda K

    I seen recent video he was at store and appeared to be confused ? over simple things like picking out box of cereal. Cringe worthy. Why would his wife record that for social media?

  • SummerBaby

    heavy hipped
    ........
    ???

  • Vonda K

    Happy Monday people.
    I want the see post and pictures of Method Man??

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    OH! And, Nicki is plus sized now...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Snoop Dogg winning best gospel artist was probably the biggest surprise of the night to me. Saw that and I was like
    https://media.giphy.com/media/12pFgdUj0KLiU0/giphy.gif

  • Kimocha

    Chile... Meth took my breath away!... OMG!!... It should be a crime to be that dayum FINE!!!
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  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Yes I saw that video it was strange....

  • Vonda K

    I’m surprised they weren’t at awards dresses in gaudy outfits?
    The new generation is taking over.

  • Marlika

    ?

  • LeeSeeCee
  • Alextra Ballard

    Same tew yew

  • Coy little wink

    I can't speak to how much rappers influence kids...I grew up listening to rap and I'm still a law abiding citizen. I'm a product of my environment not the music I listen to...

    Agendas only influence the weak thankfully I'm strong...

  • Renee26

    Nicki honey you're too old to be throwin up gang signs

    She says he doesn't care and implies he's a yes man (let's her boss him around instead of speaking to him with respect) eventually she will see that he cares. He will show that he cares that she makes the money and is leading the relationship once his male pride takes over. Hope she took Drake's advice and hit him with a pre-nup

  • Renee26

    ? where?!

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    Chile that's control... Time will tell it all

  • Renee26

    Cause she is... He should be temporary yet she's giving him forever

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Yes that is odd he was not there with his new album just coming out

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • DeJeri

    I think that he is a step down from Safaree. He was nice looking, not a convicted felon, and he had a MASSIVE eggplant.

  • DeJeri

    This guy is a downgrade IMO

  • Logan Roberts

    Nicki do better hun. I know you're not trying to marry this clown. Shyt I would've rather you dated an athlete in that case.

  • Toni Toni Toni

    I deadass screamed. HAHA. An MandM. HAHAHAHAHA

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Her skin looks a Hot ASS BLEACHED MESS in that Water scene. No bueno.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Well, Yeah...I am not too fond of Catholic ceremonies myself. There are lots of black Catholics though. So maybe it's just some of the church ceremonies I've attended. I have a couple of black Catholic friends...Really good friends. So it's not all the ceremonies maybe just specific churches. You have a rich white neighbor ? Listen...tell me more ? No, seriously. It's nice to be made to feel special. We all need that. So I'm happy someone came through for you ? People can show their true colors when least expected. Whatever happens moving forward. I hope it's for the best and that you're happy in whatever decision you make.

  • Kimberly Jones

    Wth is that crazy hand gesture they are both doing? Demonic looking mess. Smh not ssurprised.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Yes you lucky to be in hip hop 40 ish they even push lil Wayne away

  • Renee26

    And wrote for her so he was bringing something to the table and helping her better herself... With this dude she poppin pills and throwing up gang signs smdh

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. That's his retirement fund right there. Any man with good sense would be the same way.

  • Vonda K

    Ok new album means publicity stunts.
    Really surprise he didn’t show up to push album.

  • Vonda K

    True!
    His wife loves the spotlight so she’ll figure out how to keep his fan base interested.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Sometimes I actually think people don’t know what tew dew with their hands went they’re being photographed

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yep....ol big digk Safari

  • PetiteButterScotch

    Good for you. You’re like...ONE person. Unfortunately today with social media being the driving force behind influence to the point where it’s causing some kids to be depressed and forcing themselves to belong. It doesn’t start and end with just music. But kudos to you. Chocolate chips on that cookie or nah?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Yup and best believe he's knocking her up soon to really secure the bag...

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    good for her...*bites sammich*

  • PetiteButterScotch

    Does he still live around the corner from you or....

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I think so too...Nicki has been in the game for over 10+ years and out of all the great men that she had the opportunity to run across she choose a neighborhood nicca she had a crush on when she was a kid...a friend and I were talking about this and maybe its because Nicki has seen so much fake stuff in her career and the music industry that Ken reminds her of her roots and she's secure because he "choose" her before she got famous...

  • Ms. Cree

    That blonde wig isn't it!!

  • Seldomseen

    It always does

  • Seldomseen

    How do you all know?

  • Seldomseen

    Someone told me in the other post she had fat transfer to the hips.

  • EMILY POST

    She can do what she wants but putting dudes you talk to in your videos... lol that's kind of ratchet... Women who put men in their business walks in the realm of not professional. I can see if he was rapping on something but just somebody so you can grind on.
    All that rapping about her Vagina all the time and all that plastic surgery and this your dude. If Nicki like it ,,,

  • DeJeri

    1. Criminal history is public record. He has none.

    2. He was credited with writing a couple of her songs on Pink Friday. You can look up the album and confirm which songs.

    3. Pictures of his package went viral, and he was paid by some company that made sex toys to use his member as mold for dildo/vibrator.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I don’t even know where to start with this so I’m just going to peruse these comments. ??

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Naw this was 15 years ago when I lived off Gresham road

  • Seldomseen

    K, thanks. Was just asking about his package will google

  • Yolanda Mott

    Woo Chile!

  • DeJeri

    LOL

  • Karen Brady

    LOL

  • Karen Brady

    They sure do. My tradition every year is to watch it when it airs and then again on the Sunday or Monday before Fourth of July. I think it's Monday. I totally missed Cardi's performance. Didn't even know she did until I listened to the radio this A.M.

  • Sassie

    Dude absolutely DOES care about her superstar status and money. She's a fool to think otherwise. And with all the money and status she still has you'd think she'd pick somebody a little better than an unknown felon with no real dough. Come on now, Nicki. She taking a huge "L" for fucking with him....and talking about marriage, too? Girl, sattdown somewhere....hope she's not so dick whipped that she forgets to have him sign a pre-nup.

  • Sassie

    That wig looks like it was bought at the dollar store and installed by the cashier.

  • Sassie

    I guess he got her gangbangin now, too?

  • Sassie

    Yep, she sholl did gain weight....

  • Ms. Cree

    I just spit out my water ???

  • Sassie

    Could be...but she needs to turn her brain on. She's not the same person she was when she was a young girl in the hood.

  • Sassie

    That's Gucci all day, LOL. The boy just lost weight.

  • Sassie

    Not a DAMN thing.

  • Sassie

    Yes, he was FINE....and been working out too, I see.

  • AListDiva29

    I like her at times, but she seems insecure for someone who acts very confident in her music. She's dumb for dating a convict/sex offender and he's dumb for complaining when he definitely isn't going to do better than her! They deserve each other!

  • RespectSelf

    Does someone know the back story of how they met? I really be wondering how folks are able to meet people outside of the industry. Especially when she's at her level.

  • LibgraScales

    Lord, I can't! Don't be a fool girl.

  • UsuallyItsBusiness25

    He knew her before she was famous . I believe they dated back when they were teenagers .

  • AListDiva29

    Yes, a sex offender/convict is lucky to get any woman let alone a famous millionaire at that! Hope her dumb ass got good lawyers who insist she gets a pre nup!

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    He didnt wanna go because the nigga know he starting to look like an accessory & NOT her man. I really like Nicki but I feel like she's tryna force a story down our throats.

  • Ms.T

    The fact that she was working and he was "napping" says enough

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Word on the curb is that he plotting for her $bags$ with A CHIC HE REALLY IN LOVE WITH who is BUILT like the way Nikki paid to look! If she said "boy go over there and be quiet" and he did but it's such a tough guy... THEN he playing his role til the plan fake through.

  • xenaD

    I imagine him being jealous of her and a video model. His abusive ways probably pop out

  • xenaD

    I imagine him being jealous of her and a video model. His abusive ways probably pop out

  • Jackie Byrd

    I agree as well. To me he doesn't seem like he wants the spotlight

  • Jackie Byrd

    I agree as well. To me he doesn't seem like he wants the spotlight

  • Dahl

    She looks like Chaka Khan in the pic with him in the pool...

  • Dahl

    She looks like Chaka Khan in the pic with him in the pool...

  • Trace da Ace

    yawn.....for shits and shows, I see....moving on-->

  • Parent

    He's a street dude, that's why. Good luck to them. I wish them all the happiness.

  • Parent

    He's a street dude, that's why. Good luck to them. I wish them all the happiness.

  • Parent

    They are from the same hood.

  • Parent

    They are from the same hood.

  • Parent

    To you he is but to her, he has street cred. All a chick need sometimes. Safaree is and attention whore.

  • Parent

    To you he is but to her, he has street cred. All a chick need sometimes. Safaree is and attention whore.

  • The_Blaque_Widow

    Can you please answer why on EARTH would the government or any entity that is capable of cloning would want to clone Gucci Mane O_o??? I’m all for a good conspiracy theory but please make it make sense. PLEASE!

  • The_Blaque_Widow

    Can you please answer why on EARTH would the government or any entity that is capable of cloning would want to clone Gucci Mane O_o??? I’m all for a good conspiracy theory but please make it make sense. PLEASE!

  • DeJeri

    Street guys are a major turn off to me, but to each his own.

  • DeJeri

    Street guys are a major turn off to me, but to each his own.

  • Bree

    Something about him screams opportunist!! Nicki is not just Onika anymore, she is Nicki Minaj. This guy looks dangerous, and he looks like he would handle her the wrong way. She needs to be careful with this guy. Doesn't matter how long you have known a person. The signs are always there.

  • Brown & Proud

    Yes that man is the epitome of a sexy man!

  • Brown & Proud

    She protests too much about her relationship. Thats a tell tale sign that shes lying. Hes using her, shes allowing it.. Case closed.

  • Applebum

    Yeah yeah yea, they never “give” a F about the industry. That’s an opportunist favorite line. And everything she’s quoted saying in this article seems so fake. Especially the whole he’s moved by her fans b.s. No street dudes cares about that kind of b.s. Cut it out Nicki.

  • MJF

    "he DGAF [doesn't five a f--k] about this industry & is very protective"
    -------------------------------------------------------
    He's protective over YOUR MONEY Onika. Even Stevie Wonder could see this.

  • country57

    Good one, still hollerin!!!

  • GinJen
  • Primo Levi

    He gaf that's just talk so y'all would read the post surprisingly y'all fell for it! If he was really gangsta as they say he would've told the bitch flat out ion wanna b in video! But she wear the pants & he wear the purse!

  • Tell the truth

    He actually looks sleepy ? in the video pic with her . Hope he had time to brush his teeth ?????

  • Vonda K

    Then she said he couldn’t go to large grocery store because it’s too much for him?. Made seem like he’s nut case.

  • Vonda K

    I hollered. This made my day!

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    LOL !!!! I cant with CHEWWWWW!!!!

  • Lainy Damone

    she using him cause she is gay!

  • GinJen

    ?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    His medications.... I’m swear I went to sell him something back in the day and he was just smiling and staring right into the stars

  • JENNYJONES1

    DOES THIS NUCCA HAVE A JOB, WHAT DOES HE DO B/C HE SEEMS TO ALWAYS BE WITH HER AND NOT GETTING HIS OWN CHECK?.........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Vonda K

    Lol Do you know I’m laughing so hard right now. He’s found his happy place.
    Ps back in the day he might’ve been on some pills or smoked the good stuff.

  • PetiteButterScotch

    Bc he and his lady exhibit the whole “ghetto fabulous” lifestyle that most hood nxggas aspire to live. There’s a fan base for everybody and believe it or not they have influence n his lady influences other women as well. Where else would they make their money from? In fact...how in the hell did they even get this rich? Some colored lip chap?!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Gurl i was asking the same thing.

  • PetiteButterScotch

    Trust me you would be surprised those powerful entities have round table meetings and discuss the newest upcoming trend: like men rocking 2 earrings, skinny jeans, man bags, nail freakin polish ? these were all orchestrated trends to shape the minds of black society. I saw D Wade with some damn polish—WHY?! Who’s watching him? Men and young boys that aspire to be like him and get to where he is. While Gucci may not be the top rapper right now, he still makes low vibrating music that keeps men n youth alike on snooze control. But look up the tavistock institute of human relations..they are the ones that come up with these trends.

  • PetiteButterScotch

    He just looks weird n maybe its those new chompers lol

  • PetiteButterScotch

    Oh

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    she seems to b a disciple of WendyMaryAndWhoeverElseGotTheirBedMateOnPayroll

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    He been on meds for a long long time before he was getting any radio play

  • Vonda K

    Bless his heart as the old folks would say.

  • MRiGOThim

    I ain't got 85 mil sooooo do you Nicki & be happy :P

  • Alextra Ballard

    She’ll neva marry him

  • Tailor Koko Milk

    Why would he have to work for his own cheque you idiot that’s why he with a sugar mama !

  • Tailor Koko Milk

    Hahhaha this relationship is all a joke he has a real girlfriend who is built like nicki but didn’t pay for it! He has his real love and he just with this plastic nicki for her bags ! She is an idiot!

  • sunni_daze

    How many times is she going to do the same video, with a different track.

  • Indo in Indigo

    Y'all also like to control y'all men to a point too lol. I wouldn't be surprised if this guy is a leo. My mom 12/1, my best friend, traits i personally saw in Trina the few times I partied with her, ex husband's baby mama and now I notice this trait in my 15 year old daughter with her little boyfriend. All Sagittarius!

  • Not Today

    The hazelnut one the other M&Ms ate?

  • Coy little wink

    Loloo. The slick yellow one ?