New York rapper Nicki Minaj might not be partying too late with her husband for the immediate future. New reports claim the hip-hop star’s boo Kenneth Petty is now legally required to meet a curfew and wear an ankle monitor.
According to reports, Petty appeared in court Wednesday afternoon and pled not guilty in a sex offender registration case. Although he avoided house arrest, Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty is required to wear an ankle monitor and meet a curfew time.
Petty’s lawyer says he’s going to post $100,000 bond later today. Petty will also be under pretrial supervision and has already surrendered his passport. His travel will be restricted to Southern California. Petty also can’t use drugs, even marijuana from legal dispensaries in L.A. He has another hearing scheduled for March 23. (TMZ)
Initially, 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)
Wait, There’s More
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)
Before You Go
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.