Nicki and Kenneth have known each other for a while.
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TMZ did some digging and learned that Minaj and Petty have known each other for a very long time, In fact, sources close to the situation told the media site that Minaj and Petty started their romance at 16. The Queen rapper believes that Petty has grown and matured since the days that he sat in prison, and is confident that a second chance will prove his loyalty and progress. The sources also claim that Petty was one of Minaj’s first loves. It seems like everything comes back around, and Petty is getting the second chance of a lifetime.