Nicki Minaj Is Pregnant – And I’m Scared She Made a Terrible Mistake

Nicki Minaj just announced her pregnancy on social media. Babies are a blessing – but these circumstances are far from ideal.

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Nicki Minaj - and her baby - deserve far better than this. I hope she realizes it before it's too late. | Source: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs/AFP

  • Nicki Minaj announced her pregnancy on social media.
  • This is the rapper’s first child with her husband, Kenneth Petty.
  • To say that this is a mistake on Minaj’s part would be an understatement.

Nicki Minaj is pregnant. The rapper revealed on Instagram that she is expecting her first child with her husband, Kenneth Petty.

And while this is certainly a blessing for Minaj, I’m worried it spells trouble for her too.

Nicki Minaj Has a Messy Relationship History

Before she became Mrs. Kenneth Petty, Nicki Minaj was known for dating some of the lamest men in hip hop.

For the longest time, she was in a relationship with “Love & Hip Hop” star Safaree Samuels. All you need to know about him is that these days, he passes his time by sharing pictures of himself on his OnlyFans account.

Then came Nicki’s relationship with Meek Mill, a rapper who has a natural aversion to using his inside voice.

Unfortunately, the third guy was not the charm. Honestly, what was she thinking?

Just take a look at Petty’s greatest hits:

As a teen, Petty was convicted of attempted rape back in 1995. He later pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in 2006 following gunfire that resulted in the death of Lamont Robinson in 2002…

The New York State department labels Petty as a level-two sex offender, which deems him of having a moderate risk of a repeat offence.

Really, Nicki Minaj? A sex offender is the best you can do?

Will Nicki Raise Her Standards, Please? 

Amazingly, this gem of a man reportedly has five other children from previous relationships. This means that even though this is his first child with Nicki Minaj, it’s far from his first time around the block.

Let’s be clear: there is no doubt that the “Starships” rapper will be a fantastic mother. She retired from “the game” so she could focus on her family. She’s well prepared for what’s to come.

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I don’t think it’s a stretch to say Nicki Minaj, for all her amazing qualities, has a questionable taste in men. | Source: Tinseltown/

What scares me is that the “Head Barbie” settled for a man far beneath her station.

Even though he hasn’t shown any signs of unacceptable behavior to her quite yet, a leopard never changes its spots. I’m worried it’s only a matter of when – not if – he finally shows her his true colors.

Nicki Minaj – and her baby – deserve far better than this. I hope she realizes it before it’s too late.

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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:08 PM
Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post,, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series and is the CEO of the acclaimed G-Force Marketing & Publicity firm, which has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter and has scored film, television, radio, and print placements for celebrity clientele worldwide. Reach her via email. Visit her LinkedIn profile here.
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