Kenneth Petty, the husband of female rapper Nicki Minaj has been arrested and charged for not registering as a sex offender in the state of California.
Petty spent four years in prison for attempted rape and is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. 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.”
Seven years after the attempted rape conviction, Petty was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a man named Lamont Robinson in 2002, according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Blast.
The outlet reported that Petty pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge in March 2006 and served seven years in prison after being sentenced to 10. Petty was released in May 2013, and had been on supervised release for five years.
In 2018, after a fan criticized Minaj, 37, for dating a sex offender, the rapper defended her then-boyfriend.
“He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship. But go awf Internet,” she wrote back. “Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.”
Hopefully Nicki Minaj can find herself a Jamaican man who wont bring any shame and scandal to her family.