Wendy Williams hasn’t changed her mind one iota about Nicki Minaj‘s husband, Kenneth Petty, as the talk show blasted the multi-platinum rapper’s decision to marry a man who was recently arrested for not registering as a sex offender in California.
Williams, 55 — who previously raised the issue of Petty’s legal drama on-air — didn’t have time to discuss his most recent arrest during Tuesday’s Hot Topics segment, promising her audience that she would tackle the subject the following day.
After mistakenly referring to Petty as Minaj’s brother, she told the crowd, “That’s going to be my first story tomorrow, and I’m going to lead with this; You should’ve never married him, because now you’ve ruined everything about what your brand could be, again. You’re never gonna stand a chance when you’re with a man who pulls a knife at rape point … a molester … a registered sex offender. You’re never going to stand a chance with John Q. Public. Because there’s only one thing worse than touching children and pulling knives, and that’s murder. By the way, he did go to jail for manslaughter.”
Speaking to her staff, she continued, “Oops, I think I just did the story. Nope, nope, nope, get to digging. There’s more on him, everybody get to digging.”
Williams later admitted to mistakenly referring to Petty as Minaj’s brother, confusing him for Jelani Maraj, who was recently sentenced to 25 years to life for repeatedly raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter.
The “Yikes” rapper, 37, previously took aim at the walk-of-famer for discussing Petty’s criminal history.
“It’s not about doing your job,” Minaj said back in November. “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.”
She went on, “I didn’t know that in our society, you have to be plagued by your past. 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.”
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