Reports indicate that Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, was sentenced to 1 year of home detention and 3 years probation on Wednesday. This came after authorities say that he failed to register as a sex offender in Los Angeles. He also has to pay a $55,000 fine.
In 1995, Petty was convicted of first-degree rape of a 16-year-old girl. He was also 16 at the time and went to prison for four years for that crime. Jennifer Hough, the victim, stated that the two were never in a relationship.
Last year, the 44-year-old took a plea for not registering. Right now, he is a Level 2 sex offender on New York State’s Sex Offender Registry.
Records also note that Petty went to prison for a 2006 first-degree manslaughter charge. He was in custody for nearly seven years before he was paroled in 2013.
In October 2019, Minaj, 39, and Petty got married after dating for 12 months, and they share a 1-year-old son.