Nicki Minaj
Nicki is reportedly serious about Kenneth (Picture: Instagram)

It sounds like Nicki Minaj and her new boyfriend Kenneth Petty arent wasting any time in settling down.

The couple have only dated for a few months but reports claim Nicki, 36, is already talking about marriage and having children with her beau. It comes after the Queen rapper was forced to defend Kenneth after it emerged he has an attempted rape conviction while also spending time in prison for manslaughter.

According to TMZ, sources say that Nicki is serious about tying the knot with Kenneth, whom she has known since her childhood. The insider claims that Nicki thinks he is a good man and doesnt care about his controversial past, something which she has made clear in her support of him this week.

The reports seem to suggest Nicki was already dating Kenneth back in September, when she teased that marriage and babies werent far off.

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Speaking to Wonderland magazine, Nicki said: Ive got to get married first then Ill have a child. I might be closer than people think actually. I love children. Im not going to put that off for much longer.

Watch this space…

In the meantime, Nicki and Kenneth, 40, are busy fending off backlash over his previous trouble with the law.

Nicki dropped a major hint about her baby plans just three months ago (Picture: WireImage)

Its emerged that Kenneth is a level two registered sex offender, which means he is a moderate risk of repeat offence. He was placed on the register after a 1995 conviction for attempted rape in the first degree over an incident that occurred with a 16-year-old girl. Kenneth was sentenced to serve between 18 to 54 months in prison.

In 2006, Kenneth also pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter over the shooting death of a man named Lamont Robinson four years earlier. He was released in May 2013 and was under supervision until May this year.

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Nicki stepped in to defend her new boyfriend on Instagram, telling critics: Yall cant run my life. Yall cant even run yall own life.

He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship. But go awf, internet.

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