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    Nicki Minaj indicates she’s now a married woman

    FILE - This Nov. 6, 2017 file photo shows Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. The chart-topping rapper announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, on Twitter that she “decided to retire & have my family.” In the tweet, Minaj she took a jab at her critics and asked her fans to “keep reppin me, do it til da death of me.” In July, Minaj announced she was pulling out a show in Saudi Arabia to show support women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She also canceled her appearance at the BET Experience Concert earlier this year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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    Ms. Minaj wants you to know she’s now officially Mrs. Petty.

    Nicki Minaj — who has dated Kenneth Petty for about a year — seemed to confirm her marriage with a video on Instagram Monday that shows off Mr. and Mrs. coffee mugs and bride and groom hats. The rapper also changed her Twitter name to Mrs. Petty. Her caption read: ‘‘Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10-21-19.’’ Minaj’s real name is Onika Maraj.

    She did not offer additional information. The couple first dated as teenagers and reunited last year. She announced plans over the summer to wed. She has come to his defense since it was revealed Petty had spent time in prison for manslaughter and is a registered sex offender for an attempted rape of a teenager.

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    This is the first marriage for both.
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