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New York rapper Nicki Minaj isn’t playing around. The hip-hop diva has stepped up to announce she’s suing a TV news reporter.

Onika hit up social media Tuesday (December 11) to let loose on entertainment personality Jesse Palmer for allegedly lying about her during a broadcast.

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

Last night, 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)

Social media almost immediately weighed-in on the allegations and reports.