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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