Nicki Minaj And Kenneth Petty Marry

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Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty. Picture: Nickiminaj/Facebook

Nicki Minaj appears to have confirmed that she and Kenneth Petty got married after posting a short video of Mr and Mrs mugs and bride and groom baseball caps, referencing a date, and informing fans of her new name.

Captioning the Instagram clip with a bride and groom emoji, the 36-year-old rapper – who was born Onika Tanya Maraj – wrote: “Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10-21-19 (sic)”

This appears to be a reference to the date of their wedding, Monday.

The happy couple obtained their marriage licence in July but have been waiting for a particular pastor to be free to officiate the ceremony – and Minaj revealed last Thursday that the pair could marry in the next seven days.

She said: “We’ve gotten our marriage licence, but there’s a particular pastor who I want to officiate and so she was just made available as of today. She told me she’s available within the next week, so we could be married in the next seven days.”

But she wasn’t expecting to wear a traditional wedding gown for the occasion.

She said: “That’s too much. I can’t. There’s no way. That will take too long to plan. I’m not good with that. I’m a procrastinator, so it would come in, like, two years from now.”

In an August episode of her Queen Radio show, Minaj revealed the pair would be married in about 80 days after obtaining their marriage licence.

She said at the time: “We still had to pick it up and I was travelling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again. From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days. 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. We’ll do the big wedding later.”

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