Nicki Minaj’s rapist husband Kenneth Petty was sentenced to in-home detention

Nicki Minaj is still married to a rapist named Kenneth Petty. Petty took a plea deal after he raped Jennifer Hough, and while he never allocuted to the crime, the plea deal meant that he is a convicted sex offender. When Petty and Minaj got together, they became united in a campaign of harassment and intimidation towards Hough. Hough sued both of them, which is an ongoing civil matter, although apparently Hough dropped Minaj from her lawsuit. But back to Petty, the convicted sex offender. Another issue for Petty was that once he got out of prison, he didn’t register as a sex offender. He was back in court this week and he was sentenced to probation and in-home detention.

Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty has been sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in the state of California in 2020. During a hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Petty was sentenced to three years probation and a year of in-home detention, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He was also ordered to pay a $55,000 fine, CBS Los Angeles and report.

Petty, 44, pleaded guilty in a September hearing and at the time, faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. His sentencing was postponed multiple times ahead of Wednesday’s court date. Petty was arrested in March 2020 after being indicted for failure to register as a sex offender. At the time, Petty pleaded not guilty and posted $100,000 bail, according to records accessed by PEOPLE.

He initially faced legal trouble after being pulled over by the Beverly Hills Police Department on Nov. 15, 2019, when the department determined he was registered as a sex offender in New York — but not in California, where he now resides, TMZ previously reported. Petty is required to register as a sex offender, as he was convicted for the first-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl in 1995. He was sentenced to 18 to 54 months, but spent four years in prison. Petty is a level two registered offender in New York, which means he’s considered a “moderate risk of repeat offense.”

[From People]

This whole thing is such a complete sh-tshow. Nicki Minaj went all-in on a convicted rapist, she married him and had a baby with him and yet she’s still in this weird state of denial about who he is and who he’s hurt. I wish Petty was going back to prison, but I’m glad that at least he’s facing some consequences. Not enough. I wish Petty and Minaj were both being brought up on criminal charges for the campaign of intimidation and harassment against Jennifer Hough.

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  1. MipMip says:

    He looks like an angry raging asshat in every damn picture. I’m sure he’s a terrible , probably abusive husband as well. Its hard to find pity for Nicki after the way she treated Hough and others in the past though.

    • C says:

      The way she tried to paint his victim as a white woman wrongfully accusing him was particularly egregious.

      Some people tried to say that when she said “white is right” she meant the justice system but she was liking comments of people saying Jennifer was white. This was before Jennifer’s interview.

  2. Haylie says:

    Onika loves defending rapists and pedophiles.

    • Janet says:

      Exactly between hee father and brother and now husband she obv has a thing for abusers. She is gross on so many levels.

  3. girl_ninja says:

    She was horrible before this union with her criminal rapist husband but she has really reached a new low with him. I know that Nicki comes from an abusive home and her father hurt her family deeply. It has lead to so much pain that I don’t believe that she has dealt with any of that.

    In that same vein, she can f*ck off because so many of us have been abused and hurt. She knows what is right and she refuses to do right. What a shame.

  4. SIde Eye says:

    Nikki’s problematic behavior is so well documented. I won’t even get into it about her cause it’s so exhausting trying to understand pick me chicks and their abusive (and in this case probably criminal) behavior towards other women. I can’t with her. He 100% benefits being adjacent to her. If he weren’t her husband, we all know he’d be in jail right now. I can’t for the life of me figure out how she benefits staying in this marriage. But again with pick me chicks – they always think a pile of garbage is the holy grail.

  5. jferber says:

    What a horrible, ugly man he is and how horrible that Minaj married him knowing he is a rapist and not caring. Just disgusting.