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Nicki Minaj called Wendy Williams "demonic" and "vicious" in a furious rant, after the daytime talk show host mocked her new husband Kenny "Zoo" Petty.
The newlywed rapper tied the knot with the 41-year-old ex-convict last month, but Williams made it clear she's not a fan of the shotgun marriage on her Wendy Williams Show.
"Now, he served seven years in prison and he's also a sex offender," Williams told her audience, referring to Zoo's time served in prison for attempted rape and first degree manslaughter. "So that means that he... is a manslaughter a killer? Okay. So, he's a killer and a sex offender… Well Nicki, congratulations," Williams said, as her audience laughed.
But Minaj, 36, wasn't laughing. She was less than impressed by the TV host's scathing character assassination. Minaj fired back at Williams on her Queen Radio show on iHeartRadio, WENN.com reports.
"It's not about doing your job. There are people who report the news and there are people who do it with an evil intent in their heart, viciousness. And I pray for you because I know you're hurting and I know you must be sick and humiliated," Minaj said.
The rap star continued: "I didn't know that in our society, you have to be plagued by your past. I didn't know that people can't turn over a new leaf. I didn't know that your viciousness and evilness was this deep rooted."
The "Starships" hitmaker then took aim at Wendy's failed marriage to Kevin Hunter, 47. Minaj implied that Williams, 55, is bitter because she's not getting enough good sex.
"When a women isn't really being loved at home, the viciousness is a different type. So I really wanted to pray for you today, because look at where you are now in your life. But you are demonic, and that's why this stuff unfolded. If I were you, I would go and pray, ask for forgiveness. You can report the news — people do it all the time - without the level of viciousness and trying to play dumb and doing all this nonsense."
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."
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.
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."
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.
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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Cardi B fans rejoice! Nicki Minaj is retiring to raise a family with her fiancé, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty.
The 36-year-old Barbie rapper made the surprise announcement in a tweet on Thursday, Sept. 5.
"I've decided to retire & have my family," she wrote. "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."
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Rumors swirled that Minaj married Petty in a civil ceremony recently. But she dismissed the rumors.
The couple initially dated when they were both teenagers in Queens, NY. He served seven years in prison for first-degree manslaughter and was released in 2013.
The couple hooked back up in 2018. They have been inseparable ever since.
Petty, who has a criminal record, came under scrutiny for carrying a loaded weapon during an Instagram Live video.
Many pointed out that the 41-year-old ex convict came off supervised probation just last year.
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