According to a new report, not only is Nicki Minaj cool with dating a registered sex offender...
... she may be cool with spending the rest of her life with him.
Insiders tell TMZ that Minaj and Kenneth Petty have been talking about marriage and kids and settling down together for good, despite having only been a romantic item for a few months.
Minaj is taking this relatively new relationship very seriously, believing that Petty is a good and decent man.
This belief belies his past, of course.
The artist has come under extreme fire ever since going Instagram public with Petty this past Sunday because he was convicted of attempted rape back in 1995.
Petty spent four years in prison for this act, which reportedly centered on him using a sharp object to try and force a woman to have sex with him.
Then, in 2006, Petty was convicted on a charge of manslaughter and spent seven more years behind bars.
It's unclear just what transpired that led to this second jail stint, but Minaj has already stood up for her man admist heavy criticism leveled at him due to the first.
After many followers called Nicki out for being with someone such as Petty, Minaj responded on social media by claiming that he was 15 years old and the alleged victim was 16.
She said the two were in a "relationship," impyling that Petty did nothing wrong.
"But go awf, Internet. Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo," Nicki added.
Minaj has known Petty for nearly 20 years.
She briefly dated him way back in the day as a teenager and has supposedly told many people within her circle that he's one of the few who got away.
He was one of her first loves.
This may help explain why Minaj can so easily look past some of Petty's misdeeds, as heinous as they objectively may be.
"As for that whole convicted sex offender thing -- among other crimes -- we're told Nicki couldn't care less," TMZ says.
Minaj, it should also be noted, has a history of defending those accused* of sexual assault
(*Although, again, Petty has not merely been accused. He has been convicted of attempted rape.)
The singer's brother, Jelani Maraj, was found guilty in November 2017 of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.
She has also not been shy in expressing support for ridiculously-named and tattooed rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, who was sentenced to probation in October for his involvement in a sexually explicit video of a 13-year-old girl.
Gross stuff all around.
For shame, Nicki.