Nicki Minaj to Take Her Fiance’s Last Name After Marriage: Report
Nicki Minaj is reportedly changing her name after she becomes Mrs. Kenneth Petty.
According to a report TMZ published Friday (Aug. 2), sources close to the Young Money spitta say she plans to attach her future husband's last name to her legal name. Nicki, whose full name is Onika Tanya Maraj, will reportedly be known as Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty.
As of now, their wedding plans haven't been publicly confirmed. However, it's been reported that the Queens, N.Y. rapper's crew flew into Los Angeles the day after Nicki and Kenneth got their marriage license in Beverly Hills, Calif. The bride-to-be and her crew reportedly stayed for one night at two popular hotels in West Hollywood, then flew out the next day.
There's no confirmation whether the wedding has gone down or not, however, a marriage license is only good for 90 days so it would make sense for it to happen sooner than later.
Nicki has made no secret of her affection for Petty. In her song "Megatron," the rapper, who's been performing all around the country, defended her relationship with Petty, who's an ex-convict. She also teased her fans about being pregnant in her verse on Chance The Rapper's song "Zanies & Fools" off his album The Big Day.
"I met my husband when I was 17 out in Queens," Nicki spits on the song. "If you love it, let it go, now I know what that means/While he was up North for a body/I bodied everybody and got known for my body/My nigga home now, he the Clyde to my Bonnie/'Bout to walk down the aisle and be a mommy/Ooh, I remember when I cried like, 'Why me?'/Now I wouldn't exchange my life for Armani."
Nicki hasn't confirmed her pregnancy, but it looks like she's preparing to walk down the aisle real soon.
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