Nicki Minaj Threatens to Sue ESPN's Jesse Palmer on Instagram

One year ago, Minaj's 39-year-old brother, Jelani Maraj, was found guilty of raping an 11-year-old girl at his NY home. He served nearly four years in a NY state prison for the crime.

Nicki Minaj's rumored boyfriend, Kenny Petty, is a registered sex offender.

Minaj celebrated her 36 birthday in Turks and Caicos over the weekend, and could be seen in multiple Instagram photos posing with her new partner, a man identified as Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, People reports. According to The Blast, he also pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a man named Lamont Robinson in 2002. Palmer's comments about the man Nicki is dating and about what her fans think seem to be the source of Nicki's anger. Petty was released in May 2013, and had been on supervised release for five years until May of this year.

He reportedly served 7-year prison bid for that and was released in 2007.

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"He was 15, she was a relationship", she wrote. "But go awf [sic], internet, y'all can't run my life".

The star also just posted a photo of herself with Petty and captioned the pic, "Let's give'm smthn to talk about *Shania voice*".

The rapper, who has posted intimate pictures of her with Petty, has since disabled the comments on the post. On Monday, she posted more photos with Petty, including a mirror selfie of the two in bed. "Y'all can't even run you own life", Minaj responded to a fan who brought up his criminal record.

"Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?'s no secret...that the both of us...are running out of time", the caption said.

  • Michelle Webb