Kenneth Petty, the husband of renowned rapper Nicki Minaj, has been ordered to serve 120 days of home detention for issuing threats towards rapper Offset via social media. According to documents procured by ET, this court order was officially filed on Wednesday within the Central District of California. This action was prompted by a video recording that captured Petty making menacing statements directed at a specific individual while in the company of an individual with a criminal history.
A presiding judge has mandated that Petty remain on house arrest for up to four months, subject to close surveillance of his activities. As part of this monitoring process, it is possible that Petty may be required to wear an electronic GPS ankle bracelet; however, this has yet to be confirmed.
The recorded videos containing explicit language were originally posted on social media on September 16, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. These clips depicted Petty and two other individuals standing on a New York City sidewalk, repeatedly mentioning Offset. At one juncture in the video, Petty can be heard saying, “You plan that vacation, you’ll be planning your funeral.”
It is noteworthy that Petty has a history of legal troubles, including convictions for attempted rape and attempted murder, which led to two prison sentences. In 2022, he was sentenced to three years of probation due to his failure to register as a sex offender in California.
This latest development places Petty in a precarious legal situation and draws significant attention as the case unfolds.