Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, has been arrested for failing to register as a sex offender.
Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, has been arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. Petty was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in 1995, New York state records show. According to E! News, it confirmed through the United States Attorney’s Office of Los Angeles that Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, surrendered to authorities and was taken into custody in L.A. Wednesday.
An indictment obtained by both E! News and reported by NBC 4 in New York says Petty moved to California in July 2019 but did not register as a sex offender. He was reportedly pulled over Nov. 15 in Los Angeles County and it was there that police determined he was a convicted sex offender in New York.
Nicki Minaj, who has known Petty since childhood, is aware of his criminal past, and when revealed that the two were in a relationship, Nicki’s fans questioned on social media why she would be romantically involved with someone convicted of attempted rape.
In December 2018, Nicki Minaj defended Petty on Instagram saying “He was 15, she [the victim] was 16…in a relationship. But go awf, [sic.] Internet. Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life.”
They married in October 2019 and Nicki has not publicly acknowledged Petty’s latest arrest.
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