Nicki Minaj’s Husband Denied Getting Off N.Y.  State Sex Offender Registry


Nicki Minaj’s husband tried but was denied getting off the New York sex offender registry. Kenneth Petty’s attorney said he was “ok” with level two sex offender registry, according to media reports.

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Updated by Nadya Nataly (01/06/2023)

Kenneth Petty, also known as the husband of rapper Nicki Minaj, was denied getting off the New York State sex offender registry, according to reports from the Brooklyn Federal Court.

Petty landed on the sex offender list after he was convicted of attempted rape in 1995 for a sexual attack on a 16-year-old girl.

Alan Gerson’s attorney said Petty was never notified about a 2004 hearing that would allow him to challenge his registry status. He also contended that someone forged Petty’s signature on a document about the proceeding. 

Petty also claimed he couldn’t have been at the hearing because he was in a state prison. However, a court transcript revealed Petty was present at the 2004 hearing, which he claimed he was unaware of at the time. 

In addition, he also didn’t object to being listed as a level two sex offender. After the state attorney general’s office provided the court with a copy of the transcript in a court filing, Petty asked Judge Eric Komitee to have his lawsuit withdrawn.

Petty’s attorney, ​​Jennifer Michaelson, said they’re not going to contest it” and that he was “satisfied with level two.”

In May 2022, Petty was sentenced to three years probation for not registering as a sex offender, which he pled guilty to in 2021.

In addition, the sentence was a $55,000 fine with one year of home detention.

Petty had to do a four-year prison sentence for attempting to rape a young girl who was only 16 at the time.

Nicki Minaj and Petty have married since 2019 and had their first child in 2020.

Kenneth Petty isn’t the only one being punished for sex-related crimes. 

R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in the city of New York for having sex with underage girls.

​​The musician was found guilty in September on eight charges of racketeering and one count of sex trafficking by a jury of seven men and five women.

With over 50 witnesses taking the stand at the previous hearing, Kelly was ultimately found guilty. 

Today, many women victimized by the R&B singer provided their closing statements.

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Written by Kendall Parks

Kendall Parks is from Cincinnati Ohio. He’s into sports and an avid listener of throwback hip hop all the time. He’s really big on Black Politics.

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