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We would love to be celebrating Nicki Minaj right now and her possible nuptials, but honestly, it’s hard. 

If you are out of the loop on the rapper’s love life, allow me to get you up to speed in just one sentence:

Since December, Nicki has been seeing Kenneth Petty, A.K.A a registered sex offender who has spent nearly four years in prison for first-degree rape. 

Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj

YEP, you heard that correctly. 

Nicki has also been known to publically defend her man, saying that he was 15 at the time and the girl he assaulted was 16 and that it was ok because they were in a relationship. Uh.

But that’s not all.

Years after he was released, things only got worse and he ended up right back in the slammer, but this time for first-degree manslaughter! 

Kenneth Petty

We don’t know what Nicki is thinking, obviously, but we do know that the internet is pretty convinced that she just married the guy

While Nicki was talking on her Queen Radio podcast earlier this week, she said that she and Kenneth re-filed for a marriage license after their first one had expired.

"We filed for the marriage license and we still had to pick it up and I was traveling, by the time I came back we had to renew it again," she said. 

(Hm, maybe that was a pretty big yell from the universe to RUN.)

"From that time you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days."

Kenneth Petty Picture

And today, Nicki changed her Twitter handle from Ms. Minaj to Mrs. Petty, to reflect the last name of the 41-year-old Queens native. 

So yeah, we’re sold. 

But when it comes to a big wedding, they’re not quite ready yet.

"I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don’t want to do the big wedding now," she shared. 

Nicki Minaj at the EMAs

With so much on her plate at the moment, including her notorious celebrity feuds, the "Super Bass" singer says they will celebrate their union with a small ceremony for now, and plan the big wedding later, when everyone is less busy.

Or, when her family and friends have had enough time to digest this disturbing news.

"We’ll do the big wedding later. I’ll be married before my album comes out, but will have my wedding after the album comes out."

Kenneth Petty with Nicki Minaj

Got it. Let’s just hope her beau can stay out of trouble before Nicki starts her walk down the aisle. 

But at the end of the day, I guess we’re happy if she’s happy? *shrugs*

"I’m very happy about that because my baby makes me so happy," Minaj gushed about her felon life-partner.