Who is Kenneth Petty?

Kenneth Petty, also known as ‘Zoo Bang’, was born on 7 April 1978 under the sign of Aries, in Queens, New York City USA, and is a 41-year-old convicted criminal, but probably best recognized for being the husband of famous American rapper Nicki Minaj.

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How rich is he, as of now? Kenneth Petty Net Worth

Kenneth Petty’s career is yet to come. He probably shares the fortune of his famous wife Nicki Minaj. Being one of the most influential female rappers of all time and the best-selling music artist in the world, Nicki has a net worth estimated at over $85 million.

Life before Fame

Kenneth Petty spent his early years in Queens – information about his parents hasn’t been revealed,h but is nationality is American, he belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group, and he is a Christian.

Regarding his education, Kenneth dropped out of high school. According to some reports, Kenneth has five children from his previous relationships.

Legal Issues

In September 1994 at just 16 years of age, Kenneth Petty was charged with rape. In April of the following year, he was convicted of attempted rape in the first degree, since he used a cutting object to force the 16-year-old victim to have sexual intercourse against her will, and sentenced to spend from 18 to 54 months in jail – he was released after serving four years in New York state prison. In 2006, Kenneth was charged with first-degree murder, for allegedly shooting a man named Lamont Robinson, back in April 2002. He was sentenced to spend 10 years in prison, but he was released after serving seven.

While inside, Kenneth committed multiple violations, and even spent four months in solitary confinement. Thereafter, he has been arrested several more times. In September 2018, he was charged with driving while suspended.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The handsome husband of rap queen Minaj has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.81m), while he weighs around 170lbs (78kgs). His vital statistics are 40-32-35, and his biceps size is 14.5ins. His shoe size is 9 (US).

Hobbies and Favorites

In his spare time, Kenneth Petty listens to music, plays video games, and travels all around the world. His favorite dream holiday destination is Mexico. Kenneth’s favorite actor is Will Smith, while his favorite actress is Jennifer Lawrence. His favorite dishes are Mexican food, steak and fries.

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty

Relationship with Nicki Minaj

Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj have known each other since high school, and were romantically involved in a relationship when they were teenagers. The couple renewed their relationship in December 2018, which Nicki made it public through a post on her official Instagram account. The couple exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 21 October 2019 – the wedding ring was a massive 17-carats valued at more than $1.1 million, which was custom-designed by Rafaello and Co. Most recently, Nicki announced that she was going to retire from the music industry to focus on starting a family with him, and has even changed her Twitter username to Mrs Petty. Moreover, Kenneth was featured in the music video for her single “Megatron”.

Who is His Wife? Nicki Minaj Short Wiki/Bio

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, known under her stage name Nicki Minaj, was born on 8 December 1982 under the sign of Sagittarius, in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, where she spent her early years living with her grandmother until the age of five. She then moved with her mother, Carol Maraj, a gospel singer, to Queens, New York City. Her father, Robert Maraj, worked as a financial executive, but was addicted to drugs and alcohol. She has four siblings, named Jelani, Maya, Micaiah, and Ming. Upon matriculation from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Nicki struggled to become an actress, but later moved her focus to music.

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Career Beginnings

Nicki Minaj started her music career in 2004 when she began rapping, and joined the group ‘Full Force’, but soon left and uploaded her songs onto MySpace. In no time, Nicki signed a recording contract with Dirty Money Entertainment, and released her debut mixtape, “Playtime Is Over”, in June 2007. Her second mixtape, “Sucka Free”, was dropped in April 2008, which won her the 2008 Underground Music Award for Female Artist of the Year. In April 2009, she recorded her third mixtape, entitled “Beat Me Up Scotty”, with the song, “I Get Crazy” which peaked at No. 20 on the US Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. Her talent was spotted by rapper Lil Wayne, so she signed a contract with his record label, Young Money Entertainment.

She then featured on such singles as “Roger That” and “BedRock” on the compilation album “We Are Young Money”, reaching No. 9 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart.

Rise to Prominence

In November 2010, Nicki Minaj released her debut studio album, “Pink Friday”, which topped the US Billboard 200 and received triple platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album – it spawned the hit single “Super Bass”, which reached No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, while the music video for the single earned her the 2011 MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video. In April 2012, Nicki made public her second studio album, entitled “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”, which debuted atop the charts in several countries, and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.

The album’s lead single is “Starships”, which reached No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100. She then promoted her first two albums on the Pink Friday Tour and the Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour. In the following year, Nicki joined the 12th season of “American Idol”, serving as a judge alongside Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, and Keith Urban. In 2013, she was nominated for seven Billboard Music Awards, and became the first rap artist to win the BET Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Award four consecutive times.

Continued Success

Nicki Minaj’s third studio album, entitled “The Pinkprint”, was released in December 2014, and  reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, being certified double platinum by the RIAA, and spawning the single “Anaconda”, which peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

She then recorded another top-ten single, entitled “Bang Bang”, featuring Jessie J and Ariana Grande, which reached No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and topped the UK chart. The single received six-time platinum certification by the RIAA, and earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance in 2015. Nicki then featured on such hit singles as Jason Derulo’s “Swalla”, Katty Perry’s “Swish Swish”, and Migos’ “MotorSport”, featuring Cardi B.

Recent Years

In August 2018, Nicki put out her fourth studio album, entitled “Queen”, peaking at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. The lead single “Chun-Li” reached No. 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2019, she made public the non-album single “Megatron”, which reached No. 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the single “Tusa” featuring Karol G. Most recently, Nicki released the single “Yikes”, which debuted at the No. 23 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

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