Nicki Minaj defends relationship with sex offender, slams critics

Nicki Minaj is tired of hearing criticism about her controversial relationship with registered sex offender and convicted felon Kenneth "Zoo" Petty. The rapper took to her 'Queen Radio' show this afternoon to set the record straight:

"When a person is with a n---a that loved them before they had a dime in their pocket? How do you not understand that? How do you not understand happiness vs clout? How f--king dare you talk about lowering standards." (Minaj previously revealed that she met her beau when she was 15-years-old and before she rose to fame)

She goes on, "Hoes are selling p-ssy to the highest bidder, these b-tches lowering they standards selling p-ssy for a CHECK? You hoe's to wake up. It's the truth, money cannot buy me happiness and good sex."

She wrapped up the rant stating Petty is her "soulmate".