Kenneth Petty the husband of rapper Nicki Minaj has been arrested placed in federal custody for failing to register as a sex offender, TMZ reported on Wednesday. The outlet reported that he turned himself in. Petty is a regesteried sex offender in New york but was ordered to register in califronia last novemeber. Clearly, he failed to make the change. Petty is 41 and was convicted for the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl.“He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship,” Minaj said in his defense in December 2018.“But go awf, internet, y’all can’t run my life. y’all can’t even run y’all own life.”
In October, Minaj, 37, announced her marriage to Petty after one year of dating by sharing an Instagram video of matching “Mr. and Mrs.” mugs and coordinating “Bride” and “Groom” baseball caps. She captioned the video with her new legal name and their official wedding date: “Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19.”
Petty’s arrest is not the only legal trouble Minaj’s family has faced recently.