Nicki Minaj’s Husband Under House Arrest for Threatening Rapper Offset

Kenneth Petty, the husband of Nicki Minaj, has been ordered to serve 120 days of home detention after violating the terms of his probation by posting clips on social media that appeared to threaten the rapper Offset.

In a court order filed Wednesday in the Central District of California, Petty was ordered to undertake home monitoring after he “was recorded on video making threatening remarks to a specific individual while in the company of someone with a criminal record.” The specific individual mentioned in the order is Offset, and the clips relate to a series of messages Petty aimed at the rapper that appeared on social media Sept. 16.

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Petty was sentenced to three years’ probation in July 2022 after pleading guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in the state of California in 2020. In 1995, Petty was convicted for the first-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl and spent four years in prison in New York.

In the video clip that went viral on social media Sept. 16, Petty and some of his entourage are seen outside a New York City hotel, purportedly where Offset was residing. In the clip, among various threatening comments, Petty says, “Plan that vacation, you gonna be planning your funeral pussy!.”

In a video posted to Offset’s social media, the rapper brushed off the threats. “I’m getting off a jet, he’s funny,” Offset said, and implied that Petty was broke.

Offset, formerly a member of the Atlanta rap group Migos is the husband of rapper Cardi B. Minaj and Cardi B have had a long-running feud and both were involved in a fight at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party during New York Fashion Week in September 2018. Video circulating on social media at the time showed Cardi B lunging toward Minaj and attacking her.

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