Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, has been sentenced to serve house arrest after violating the terms of his three-year probation, according to a court order obtained by Rolling Stone. The violation occurred when Petty was recorded on video making threatening remarks towards a specific individual while in the company of someone with a criminal record. Legal affairs journalist Meghann Cuniff reported on Twitter that the individual is Offset, Cardi B’s husband.
Petty’s probation officer believes that placing him in the Location Monitoring Program will allow for closer monitoring of his activities, limit his movements, provide a sanction for his non-compliance, and encourage him to reflect upon and reevaluate his current status in the community. Petty agreed to the modification terms and waived a personal appearance before the court.
Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald ordered Petty to serve up to 120 days of house arrest. In July 2022, Petty was sentenced to a year under home confinement, three years of probation, and a $55,000 fine for failing to register as a sex offender in California. Petty had previously admitted to failing to register as a sex offender after moving to California with Minaj following their 2019 marriage. He was convicted for the attempted rape of Jennifer Hough in 1994 and served over four years in prison.
Jennifer Hough sued both Petty and Minaj in 2021, alleging that they intimidated, harassed, and threatened her to recant her claim that Petty raped her. Minaj was eventually dismissed from the lawsuit.