HOLLYWOOD—On Monday, October 21, rapper Nicki Minaj, 36, former girlfriend of Meek Mill married Kenneth Petty, 41, after obtaining a marriage license acquired in Beverly Hills. Minaj and Petty have been in a relationship for more than a year, before tying the knot in a private ceremony. The couple plans to have a larger wedding in the future.

Nicki, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj dated Perry when she was a teenager, at the age of 16. Petty was convicted in 1995 for attempted rape in the first degree of a 16-year-old girl in 1994, the New York Division of Criminal Justice noted. He is a registered sex offender in New York. and was sentenced to 18 to 54 months in prison.

According to Minaj, she is in love and is with a man that makes her happy, sexually satisfied and the public’s opinion does not matter. Minaj posted the following message via her Instagram account on Monday: “Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty.”