New York rapper 50 Cent is down to see what’s next for Nicki Minaj and her new boo. This week, the hip-hop star delivered a salute to the latest hip-hop romance.

This week, paparazzi ran up on Fif to get his opinion on how fast Nicki is moving with her publicized boyfriend.

“Maybe she already knew him,” Fif said when told about Nicki allegedly wanting kids and marriage with her new boo. “He’s from the neighborhood. South Side.” (TMZ)

Yesterday, reports emerged about Nicki low-key wanting marriage and kids from boyfriend Kenneth Petty.

Sources close to the “Queen” MC tell us Nicki and Kenneth Petty have already had the marriage and baby talk — this after only a few months of dating. We’re told Nicki is serious about the prospect of marrying Kenneth and having his kids … because she believes he’s that good a man. (TMZ)

Earlier in the week, Nicki came to her new boyfriend’s defense amid media reports revealing his alleged criminal past.

A few nights ago, reports emerged about mystery man Kenneth Petty‘s past.

According to court records obtained by TMZ, Petty was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in 1995 as prosecutors claimed he used a sharp object when he tried to force the teenage girl to have sexual intercourse. He served almost four years in a New York state prison for the crime. After he was released, Petty was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and served seven years, according to TMZ. He was released in 2013. (Yahoo! Entertainment)