Kenneth Petty: Somehow, Nicki Minaj's Rapist Boyfriend Keeps Getting Worse

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As you may have heard, Nicki Minaj is dating Kenneth Petty, a man who has served time on rape and manslaughter convictions.

The public is baffled, fans are appalled, and an oblivious Nicki keeps posting pics with her new man like she just won the cuffing season lottery.

Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj

Astonishingly, it was recently reported that Nicki is planning to marry Kenneth

The only possible explanations here are that she knows something we don't; she's lost her damn mind; or her feud with Cardi B is so intense that she won't let her rival claim the title of Most Horrendous Marriage.

Kenneth was one of Nicki's first loves -- they grew up together in Queens.

Kenneth Petty Picture

And sources close to the rapper say she's convinced that he's changed.

Which is good, because based on his prison disciplinary records, dude has a lot of changing to do before he could be considered husband material for anyone.

TMZ obtained Petty's records, and it seems dude was anything but a model prisoner.

Kenneth Petty

In fact, his problems began one day after he was incarcerated, when he was disciplined for creating a disturbance.

It was all downhill from there, as Petty was written up a whopping 18 times over the course of his two bids behind bars.

Petty's most major violations include two violent conduct violations in 2010 for threats and fighting.

Kenneth Petty with Nicki Minaj

Prior to that, he also racked up another fighting violation, and 5 violations for disobeying a direct order.

One 2009 incident caused major problems for Nicki's beau:

He was cited for 9 separate violations following an altercation and wound up serving four months in solitary.

Nicki Minaj at the EMAs

After that, he was stripped of all his major privileges, including phone, recreation, and commissary.

Look, prison is a rough place; the incarceration rate in this country is outrageous, and it disproportionately affects young men of color in a way that some have described as among the world's most egregious human rights violations.

But it's not like Kenneth was knocked for selling dime bags.

Nicki Minaj in Black

Dude went up the river the first time for first degree attempted rape.

His second conviction was for manslaughter.

We just hope Nicki knows what she's getting herself into.

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