In late July, Nicki Minaj and then-fiance Kenneth Petty were seen getting a marriage license at the Beverly Hills Courthouse. Marriage licenses in California are valid for 90 days, so this event was interpreted to mean that Minaj and Petty would be getting married in the not-so-distant future. Sure enough, a bit less than three months after Minaj and Petty got the license, they got married.
Minaj revealed the news on Instagram, sharing a video that pans across a table of items consisting of a mug that says “Mrs.” on it, a baseball hat that says “Bride” on the front, a “Mr.” mug, and a “Groom” hat. The post is also captioned by Minaj’s new full legal name, Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, as well as what was presumably the date of the wedding: October 21, 2019.
On the Aug. 12 episode of her Queen Radio show, Minaj revealed that she had filed for a marriage license and would be married in “about 80 days.”
“We still had to pick it up and I was traveling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again,” she explained. “From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days.”
Even though she made it official, Minaj still had music priorities to attend to.
“I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don’t want to do the big wedding now,” she said at the time. “We’ll do the big wedding later.”