Nicki Minaj Teases Marriage With Kenneth Petty: Look Back at Their Romance

Take a look back at the couple's relationship in pictures

By Jess Cohen Jun 27, 2019 7:54 PMTags
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Nicki Minaj continues to fuel marriage rumors!

The "Super Bass" superstar has been teasing marriage with her controversial beau Kenneth Petty for months now, even referring to him as her "husband." Just days ago, during her Queen Radio show, Nicki (whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj) confirmed that the couple got a marriage license. This relationship update emerged just as Nicki dropped her "MEGATRON" music video, which features her man.

Nicki also recently raised eyebrows while answering questions from fans on social media.

"@NICKIMINAJ is Kenny a fan of 'Nicki Minaj' or does he only love 'Onika'? If so, what's his favorite album/song by you ? & would you ever date a person who isn't necessarily into Nicki Minaj but into Onika?" Nicki was asked.

"He won't even say the word 'Nicki'. He has called me onika since I was 15 so it's hard to change that," the rapper replied. "I wouldn't date anyone cuz I'm about to be married to my soulmate. But that was the problem, others r infatuated w/Nicki Minaj he DGAF about this industry & is very protective."

As marriage speculation continues, let's take a look back at the couple's relationship.

Instagram Official

The Grammy nominee confirmed her romance with Kenny in Dec. 2018, posting a photo of the duo together on Instagram. Nicki captioned the post with Adele lyrics, writing, "Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?... it's no secret... that the both of us... are running out of time."

No Caption Necessary

Nicki made her relationship status clear with this photo, posting the picture to Instagram in December without a caption.

Something to Talk About

"Oh they wanna talk?" Nicki captioned this post. "Let's give'm smthn to talk about."

Mirror Selfie

The rapper also included this photo in her something to talk about post.

Onika + Kenny

The couple took a trip to the beach where they wrote their names in the sand. "Ken -N- Barbie," she captioned the beach pictures.

Barbie Goin Bad

"Tryna lay low, don't tempt me sleeze," Nicki wrote alongside this selfie of the couple, quoting her "Barbie Goin Bad" lyrics.


In June, Nicki dropped her "MEGATRON" music video, featuring Kenny. "I'm Barbie, this is Ken #Megatron video out now," she wrote on Instagram.

Marriage Rumors

Nicki, who has referred to Kenny as her "husband," continued to fuel marriage rumors. She even confirmed the couple obtained a marriage license. The artist would later confirm the couple's marriage in Oct. 2019.

Going Glam

The "Super Bass" star rocked a red ensemble and enjoyed a date night with her main man in July 2019.

"Ken and Barbie"

The star posted a picture of the duo and included the hashtag #KenAndBarbie in August.

Having Fun in the Sun

The two pose for a pic in September.

Supporting Each Other

The two attended FENDI Prints On in Beverly Hills to celebrate the artist's collaboration with the brand.

Baby News

Minaj announced on Instagram on July 20 that she's expecting her first child. Along with a series of photos of the star cradling her baby bump, the superstar rapper told fans that she's "#Preggers."

She's a Mom!

Welcome to parenthood! E! News confirmed that Minaj welcomed her first child into the world on Sept. 30, 2020 in Los Angeles.