Nicki Minaj‘s husband Kenneth Petty has been convicted as sex offender. He has been compelled to register as a sex offender everywhere he lives. However, he failed to do the same when he moved to California with Nicki Minaj. Petty was then sentenced for failing to register in his new home state. He had attempted to serve his sentence under house arrest but the prosecutors are doing everything in their power to ensure Petty serves his sentence in prison.
Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty has been arrested with multiple charges over the years
TMZ had reported on new legal documents filed by federal prosecutors in Petty’s case. According to the documents, prosecutors don’t believe that six months behind bars followed by supervised release is sufficient punishment for Petty.
The prosecutors have noted that Petty’s home confinement as part of his supervised release would be spent at his lavish Los Angeles mansion that he shares with Minaj.
They have further noted that the mansion is located in a “gated affluent community” and includes a pool, Minaj’s recording studio, and a luscious backyard means that it’s not an environment fit for punishment.
The US Attorney’s Office believes that Petty’s new luxurious lifestyle has led him awry, as prosecutors said that Petty kept up with his sex offender registry paperwork for nearly two decades until he reconnected with Minaj in 2019 and moved to California, saying, “Defendant began dating his wife, quit his job, moved to Los Angeles, and adopted an affluent lifestyle.”
TMZ further reported that Petty told the court that he didn’t know the specific requirements to register as a sex offender upon leaving New York State. Prosecutors, however, said he did know. As a result, they’re recommending he serve 15 months of prison time, 5 years of supervised release, and pay $55,000 in penalty.
Nicki Minaj and Petty were high school sweethearts from their teenage years in Queens. However, in 1994, Petty was arrested and charged with attempted rape. He ultimately served four years in prison, and had to register as a sex offender.
In 2006, Petty was behind bars once again, this time for manslaughter. He ended up serving seven years in prison. Nicki Minaj and Petty married in 2019 and welcomed their first child together in 2020.
In March 2020, months before his son’s birth, Petty was arrested once again — this time for failing to register as a sex offender in his new home state of California. Petty had pled guilty, and the court ordered him to wear an ankle monitor and abide by a curfew.