Nicki Minaj has a long history with her recent boyfriend, because she first fell for him when she was a teen — and she feels he’s transformed since his inconsistent past.
Sources close to Nicki discloses that … her first relationship with Kenneth Petty transpired when she was a 16-year-old living in Queens, and she calls him one of her first loves. As they famously say, what’s old is new again … she’s been flaunt him in pics from a romantic outing for her 36th birthday.
We’re told Nicki knows Kenneth has a concerned past — he’s a registered sex offender sentenced of attempted rape — but she’s assured he’s matured since his time in NY state prison in the late 1990s. Nicki considers second chances and has belief he’ll be good to her.
As we reported … Petty was condemned of first-degree attempted rape in April 1995, when he and his victim were both 16. Sources close to Nicki say the full setting of the crime is Kenneth was dating the victim — and her mother filed the indictments because she didn’t approve of him.
Our sources say Nicki and Kenneth still have extreme chemistry, regardless of all the years between their relationships. We’re told she was very stressed out before they got acquainted, but she’s much happier since regenerating their romance.
We learnt Kenneth’s been handling her like a queen, and even prearranged the birthday trip. We’re told Nicki’s pals haven’t seen her this cheerful with anyone in years.