In a recent episode of The Wendy Williams Show, Williams, 55, discussed Minaj’s wedding during the show’s “Hot Topics” segment. Though Williams congratulated Minaj, she also brought up Petty’s criminal past.
Minaj announced in late October that she and Petty had officially tied the knot, after months of referring to him as her “husband.” Throughout their relationship, the rapper has defended Petty against concerns about his criminal record. (He is a registered sex offender in the state of New York and served time in prison for manslaughter after being convicted in 2002.)
“Now, he served seven years in prison and he’s also a sex offender,” Williams said. “So that means that he — is a manslaughter a killer? Okay, so he’s a killer and a sex offender. Well Nicki, congratulations.”
Then, during Friday’s episode of Minaj’s Queen Radio show, the “Super Bass” rapper responded to Williams’ comments. “Every time you mention him you feel the need to bring these things up,” Minaj, 36, said.
“It’s not about doing your job,” Minaj continued. “There are people who report the news and there are people who do it with an evil intent in their heart, viciousness. And I pray for you because I know you’re hurting and I know you must be sick and humiliated.”
“I didn’t know that in our society, you have to be plagued by your past,” the rapper added. “I didn’t know that people can’t turn over a new leaf. I didn’t know that your viciousness and evilness was this deep-rooted, this deep-seeded.”
Minaj also brought up Williams’ split from her estranged husband Kevin Hunter, who fathered a child with his mistress while married to Williams. (Williams filed for divorce from Hunter in April after over two decades of marriage.)
“When a woman isn’t really being loved at home, the viciousness is a different type,” Minaj said. “So I really wanted to pray for you today, because look at where you are now in your life. Look at what age you are. You’re sat up there being vicious all this time, and paid for that man’s mistress for all these years. You paid for her shopping sprees, you paid for her hotels, you probably even paid for her GYN bills … you paid to have that baby delivered.”
“I was one of those black women supporting you when that came out,” she continued.
Minaj added, “I know we’re human first, we’re human before we’re celebrities, we’re human before we’re personas. And I know you must have gone through a lot. But you are demonic, and that’s why this stuff unfolded. If I were you, I would go and pray, ask for forgiveness. You can report the news — people do it all the time — report the news without the level of viciousness and trying to play dumb and doing all this nonsense.”
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