Nicki Minaj and the "hot felon" Jeremy Meeks-turned-model were hanging at the amfAR Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cannes. They stopped for this pic ... along with fashion designer Philipp Plein.





But the real story here is a former really bad dude -- once barred from entering the UK because of his long *** rap sheet -- has risen from the ashes and now parties with one of the hottest female rappers in the game.