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Nicki Minaj's new husband, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, 42, reportedly dropped $1.1 million in cash on her wedding ring. The Barbie rapper posted images and videos showing off their rings on Instagram.com.

There are unconfirmed rumors that Nicki gave Zoo the million in cash, along with a note to take to the jeweler. But Nicki and Zoo dismissed the rumors in an Instagram post.


 

"Everybody said that you secured the bag, you married a multi-millionaire and you secured the bag," said Nicki, who was dressed as the Bride of Chucky.

"You know I just cut somebody's mother f**king finger off for that ring," replied Zoo, who is dressed as Chucky.

"You mean, I didn't buy this ring?" Minaj asks him.

"No, you didn't buy that ring!" he responded.

According to reports, the massive ring wasn't ready when the couple tied the knot at a private residence. The custom ring was hand delivered this week, and Nicki excitedly showed it off on social media on Wednesday.

The jeweler, Rafaello & Co., told TMZ that Zoo paid for the ring on his own. But many speculate that the jeweler was instructed to tell TMZ that.

The jeweler also noted that the 17-carat ring is worth an estimated $1.1 million. Kathryn Money, VP of Strategy & Merchandising for Brilliant Earth tells ET that the diamond ring is about 15-carats and the white gold or platinum band alone is worth an estimated $50,000 to $65,000.


 

Nicki married Zoo after a brief, whirlwind courtship. They reportedly met when she was a teenager. He is a registered sex offender who spent time in prison for manslaughter. But Nicki wants to put all of that behind her as she embarks on her new life journey at age 36.

"When I was little, I always imagined princess and marriage and the wedding and now it's more to me about the life, the future, the love, the partnership, than the wedding," she said. "[It's] so strange cause I didn't expect myself to be one of those people who didn't care about the hoopla, but I really don't."

Nicki's diamond bling isn't as impressive as the $10 million, 40 carat rock Steve Harvey gave his wife, Marjorie Harvey, after rumors of infidelities and impending divorce landed him in the headlines.
 


 

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Wendy Williams is concerned about rapper Nicki Minaj-Petty's welfare. The daytime talk show Diva questioned Nicki's shotgun marriage to Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, a man with an extensive criminal record.

Nicki, 36, shocked her fans in September when she announced she was retiring from music to start a family with her man, Zoo Petty.

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"I've decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, in the box- cuz ain't nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE," she tweeted.

The Barbie's fans were concerned because Zoo has a long criminal history which includes murder and sexual assault.

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Nicki and Zoo Petty tied the knot at a private residence on Monday, changing her legal name to Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty.

Wendy, who is happily single, addressed Nicki's quickie wedding during her popular daytime talk show on Thursday.

"Nicki Minaj is married. There are some naysayers that say, 'Why did you marry this guy, Kenneth Petty? I understand why she married him, you know what I'm saying? She's known by all the world at this particular point in her life. She's the biggest thing going. And sometimes when you're the biggest thing going, you wanna have a safety blanket; a comfort zone, and that would be somebody you grew up with."

But Wendy questioned whether Nicki was wise to marry a murderer and a registered sex offender. The 41-year-old Aries was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and released from prison in 2013.

"I think that she will probably start a family right away, and can you imagine a burgeoning belly with these burgeoning hips? I mean, the plastic of it all! I don't know what he does for a living. I just know that he did time in jail. He's a sex offender. Well, she's no stranger to that considering her brother's in jail for sex offending. [Petty] served seven years in prison, and he's also a sex offender. So he's a killer and a sex offender. Well, Nicki. Congratulations!"

 

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Nicki Minaj and her new husband Kenneth "Zoo" Petty tied the knot in a "no frills" wedding on Monday. But now they are planning a huge celebration for family and friends.

The 36-year-old Barbie rapper confirmed she and Kenneth exchanged vows in a video she shared on her Instagram page that showed matching "Mr and Mrs" mugs and "Bride and Groom" baseball caps. In the caption, Nicki revealed her new surname: "Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19."

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Sources tell TMZ that the couple married at a private residence in Los Angeles with just a few members of their immediate families to witness the nuptials, as well as a female minister to conduct the ceremony.

But the newlyweds are planning a proper church service and a huge star-studded celebration in the near future. First they are working on an heir or heiress to Nicki's rap throne.

The insider added the only reason they had a small service initially is because their marriage license was due to expire, meaning they would have to apply for a new one and start over again if they wanted to marry after the 90-day deadline expired.

Nicki and Kenny's plans are similar to power couple Justin and Hailey Bieber, who initially wed in a New York courthouse in September 2018. They hosted another wedding service and star-studded celebration last month.

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Wedding bells will be ringing for Nicki Minaj and her fiancé Kenny "Zoo" Petty. The couple set the date for next week, as Nicki's fans share their concerns for her online.

"We've gotten our marriage license, but there's a particular pastor who I want to officiate, and so she was just made available as of today," the rapper told E! News.

"She told me she's available within the next week, so we could be married in the next seven days."

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The future Mrs. Petty and her bew obtained a marriage license in late July. But she had been referring to him as her husband for months prior.

"We're very close as friends, 'cause we've known each other since we were kids, but also, we're so sexually attracted to each other. We always wanna do it," the middle-aged rap star told E! News.

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But Nicki's fans are worried that the "Barbie Tingz" rapper is rushing a little too quickly down the aisle. And that she may be headed for trouble. They say Kenny has a criminal history and he's a registered sex offender.

But Nicki dismissed their concerns.

"People can say all they want, Nicki added, "The only person that can tell me what to do is my man, and that's only because he got some good D, but if he stops having good D, then not even he can tell me what to do."

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Pregnant singer Cassie Ventura, 33, now goes by the name Cassie Fine, after tying the knot with ex-boyfriend Sean Combs' personal trainer, Alex Fine, 26.

The wedding news was revealed by officiant Peter Berg, who took to Instagram to share a snap of Cassie and Alex during the intimate ceremony off the cliff sides of Malibu, California, and wrote: "By the power vested in me…. @alexfine44 n @cassie Long may you ride!”

In the image, Cassie is seen showing off her growing baby bump in an off-the-shoulder white dress, paired with a white lace veil as she holds hands with Alex, who looks suave in his suit and tie.

It's unclear exactly when the wedding took place, but Cassie and Alex had revealed their intention to wed by picking up a marriage license back in August (19), WENN.com reports.

Cassie, who split from music mogul Diddy late last year after cheating on him with his personal trainer, is expecting a baby girl with Fine.

Combs, 50, reportedly took the break up hard. Particularly since he assumed he had Cassie under his complete control.

But sources say Cassie outgrew Combs, and she saw her chance to escape after his baby mama, Kim Porter, died of double pneumonia last year at age 47.

Friends say Combs was so distraught over Kim's death, that he failed to notice Cassie was head over heels in love with his personal trainer.

"She found true love with Alex," said the source.

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