Hide Yo Kids, Hide The Knives! Nicki Minaj Defends Ex-Con New BF: “Y’all Can’t Run My Life. Y’all Can’t Even Run Y’all Own Life!”

Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide the Ginsu knives! Nicki Minaj has a new man, and she is not here for those who question why she’s now tangled up with a man who was convicted of allegedly sexing a kid and allegedly carving up somebody with a butcher’s knife.

Minaj’s new boo thang is Kenny Petty, a convicted sex offender who also served time for manslaughter. While not mentioning that charge, Minaj, 36, seemed more than willing to justify why her boo has a profile on New York State’s sex offender registry:

“He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship. But go awf Internet,” Minaj wrote in a comment on Instagram in a since-deleted post.

She also pointed fingers back at her critics.

“Y’all can’t run my life,” Minaj continued. “Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.”

Her nouveau romance with Kenny the alleged kiddie lover marks the third time Minaj has found herself tied up to a man accused of loving children way too much: Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, was last year convicted of charges related to “predatory” sexual engagement with a minor ; and Minaj also recorded with Tekashi69, the now-imprisoned NYC rapper who took a plea bargain after allegedly recording a sex act featuring a teen girl.

Social media didn’t generally pop champagne for the new couple, who reportedly dated before: