Nicki Minaj Disappoints Fans After Supporting a Convicted Rapist

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nicki Minaj at the MET Gala.

Nicki Minaj is beneath hearth for her connection to and help of not one, not two, however three sexual offenders. She appears to be completely surrounded by males who are usually not solely accused of sexual assault however tried and convicted. The newest of which is her personal older brother: Jelani Maraj. In the aftermath of his conviction, even a few of her die-hard followers are starting to query her judgment, and for good motive.

What was Nicki Minaj’s involvement in her brother’s trial?

Minaj’s brother was arrested in December of 2015, and finally discovered responsible of predatory sexual assault on a toddler youthful than 13 and endangering the welfare of a kid.

Upon Maraj’s arrest, it’s rumored that Minaj posted his $100,000 bail, or on the very least that a few of her properties have been used to again it. The allegations alone ought to give anybody pause.

But at first, it appeared Minaj wasn’t bothered, due to her Instagram exercise. Once he was out on bail, he was welcomed out for an evening of bowling with the household and was included in a gaggle photograph on her Instagram.

Prior to the allegations, the 2 appeared shut. In August of that 12 months, earlier than his arrest, she had attended his wedding ceremony, making an Instagram post stating partly: “Tonight has been one of my favorite nights of all time. I do anything to see my brothers smile.”

Nicki Minaj is married to a convicted intercourse offender

Maraj’s trials lately concluded and he was sentenced to 25 to life, in a uncommon second of actual justice for sexual assault victims. To be honest to Minaj, you’ll be able to’t select your loved ones, and it appears she backed away from her connection to her brother when it began to turn out to be clear he had in actual fact dedicated these crimes. There was plain DNA proof in his case.

The drawback is, there are intercourse offenders in her life that she has chosen to be related with, not the least of which is her new husband, Kenneth Petty.

Petty has an especially dodgy previous. In 1995 he was convicted of tried first-degree rape, and it must be famous that there was a knife used throughout that crime. He ended up serving 4 years for the rape, however that wasn’t his final stint in jail. In 2006 he served one other seven years for first-degree manslaughter. This is all public report, and Minaj should actually remember.

What precisely is Minaj doing, marrying him and calling him “da Clyde to [her] Bonnie”? She even defended him in a response to an Instagram commenter stating: “He was 15, she was 16… in a relationship. But go awf Internet. y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.”

Nicki Minaj recorded with Tekashi 6ix9ine

Nicki Minaj at the MET Gala.
Nicki Minaj | Matt Winkelmeyer/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

To spherical out the trio of intercourse offenders in her life, there may be the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine who pleaded responsible to “use of a child in a sexual performance.” Minaj did a music collaboration with him after the conviction.

Fans have been vocal on Reddit and Twitter about their disdain for who she has chosen to encompass herself with. One Twitter user posted: “Nicki Minaj: the first female artist to have a rapist friend, a rapist brother and a rapist husband! Congratulations to the queen of Rap-ists!”

Another wrote: “Nicki Minaj’s brother was sentenced to prison for child rape. Nicki Minaj’s husband ain’t allowed near school zones… Something ain’t right…..”

This Twitter consumer summed up all three cases writing: “i’m actually so fucking exhausted of seeing nasty ass ladies defend nicki minaj after seeing DEADASS proof of her relationship a convicted rapist who raped a 16 y/o. defending her pedophile brother. and likewise together with tekashi 69 in her music. i’m simply so stunned that they dont care.”

It appears there may be nonetheless a protracted technique to go in relation to #MeToo and holding these liable for crimes (in addition to their sympathizers) accountable for his or her actions.

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