Young Money’s biggest Barbie might need to hire the best lawyers money can buy. New reports claim Nicki Minaj‘s husband Kenny Petty has landed in federal custody.
According to reports, U.S. Marshals arrested Petty on Wednesday on a serious indictment. The rap star’s hubby reportedly failed to register as a sex offender after moving from New York last year.
Kenneth Petty was in federal custody Wednesday — we’re told he turned himself into the Marshals. According to court docs, he’ll face a judge later today. Petty moved to California in July 2019, but according to law enforcement he got pulled over in Beverly Hills in November and that’s when his legal troubles started. We’re told Bev Hills PD made a traffic stop on November 15 and determined Petty was a registered sex offender in New York state but had not registered in California … as required. (TMZ)
After being arrested and posting $20,000 bond in November 2019, the Los Angeles County District of Attorneys charged him for failing to register as a sex offender in California.
It appears he still didn’t check in after that because now the feds are in on the case. He was indicted in federal court for the same thing … failing to register. As we’ve reported, Kenneth’s rap sheet includes a 1995 conviction for first-degree attempted rape. He served almost 4 years in NY state prison for the crime and was required to register as a sex offender. If convicted on the federal charge for failure to register, Kenneth faces up to 10 years in prison. (TMZ)
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Last Thursday, Nicki shared a boo’d up shot alongside Petty. She also captioned it with some dicey words about the Internet’s infatuation with him.
Before You Go
Finally, Onika recently shared footage of herself and Kenny on a private plane. In the footage, Nicki Minaj’s husband is shown chilling in the background.