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Nicki Minaj has apparently had enough of the bad press surrounding her husband Kenneth "Zoo" Petty.

According to Rhymeswithsnitch, there are rumors that the couple has called it quits after two years. Over the weekend multiple fonts on social media claimed that one of Kenny's friends spilled the beans about the split on Instagram Live.

Petty, who was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in his native New York back in 1995 at age 16, turned himself in to authorities on March 4 after he was indicted by U.S. Marshals for failing to register.

The 41-year-old househusband pleaded not guilty and was freed on bond. A judge later granted Petty permission to go online after he registered as a sex offender.
 

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Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty made a fashionable entrance at Marc Jacobs' NYFW runway show on Wednesday in New York City.

The 37-year-old "Megatron" rapper wore a $9,500 Marc Jacobs floral print ruffle dress with camel coloured, knee-high crushed suede stiletto boots. She accessorized her outfit with a canary yellow handbag and an orange cinch belt.

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Nicki says she owes her svelte new figure to her crash diet. Nicki revealed she is only 20 pounds away from her ideal weight. During an episode of her popular Queen Radio talk show, Nicki said she delayed her diet because she lacked discipline.

She said she didn't think she had what it took to stick with the strict diet plan, WENN.com reported.

"I was trying to do this diet and I kept putting it off. I didn't think I could have the discipline in what I ate. Once my mind was committed to it, my body committed to it. I'm still 20 pounds away from my goal weight."

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The "Yikes" rapper said, "I channeled all of my power and now I have control of it. I control how it manifests in my life." She encouraged her readers to do the same, but she cautioned her followers that no one is perfect.

"I've been talking about that this year too, about being kind to yourself, and allowing yourself to be human. While at the same time, being motivated and powerful, but also treating yourself as if you love yourself too, and being easy on yourself. Like, nothing and no one is perfect."

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Nicki Minaj is winning her own weight loss challenge, by revealing she is 20 pounds away from her ideal goal.

In a revealing moment on her Queen Radio talk show, the 37-year-old "Anaconda" rapper admits she's been delaying her diet because she lacked discipline. She said she didn't think she had what it took to stick with the strict diet plan, WENN.com reported.

"I was trying to do this diet and I kept putting it off. I didn't think I could have the discipline in what I ate. Once my mind was committed to it, my body committed to it. I'm still 20 pounds away from my goal weight."

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The "Yikes" rapper said, "I channeled all of my power and now I have control of it. I control how it manifests in my life." She encouraged her readers to do the same, but she cautioned her followers that no one is perfect.

"I've been talking about that this year too, about being kind to yourself, and allowing yourself to be human. While at the same time, being motivated and powerful, but also treating yourself as if you love yourself too, and being easy on yourself. Like, nothing and no one is perfect."

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Nicki stuck to her diet with the help of her husband, Kenneth Petty, who is pictured here making a weed run on New Year's Eve.

Nicki says dieting success gave her a new lease on life. "This has been one of my favorite years so far. I realized I unlocked the lock. I realized that success starts inside you, it doesn't start with success.

"Success doesn't start with success, meaning I don't have to be the number one female rapper. I have to know I can be the number one female rapper."
 

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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!"