Kenneth Petty: Facts About Nicki Minaj’s Husband After He’s Sentenced To Probation

Kenneth Petty

Kenneth Petty

Kenneth Petty, Nicki Minaj’s husband, was given three years of probation for failing to register as a sex offender in California. Here is all detail about him.

Nicki Minaj’s childhood boyfriend turned husband, Kenneth Petty, has a troubled background. In 2019, after being stopped for a traffic infraction in Los Angeles, police learned that Kenneth had not registered as a sex offender in California despite living there with Nicki. An earlier conviction was the reason for the registration requirement. The following information regarding Kenneth’s criminal past and connection with Nicky is provided.

What Year Did Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty Wed?

Nicki Minaj drops massive hint she's secretly married beau Kenneth Petty -  Mirror Online

Nicki shocked her followers on Instagram when she revealed that Kenneth and she had secretly wed in October 2019. The host of Queen Radio shared a sweet video on Instagram showcasing their wedding memorabilia, which included “Mr. & Mrs.” coffee mugs and “bride and groom” snapbacks. The rapper probably wore these high, glittery stilettos when she said “I do” to her boyfriend because they were lying next to the table. She simply added the words “Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19” (her full, married name) as the post’s caption, along with the bride and groom emojis, prayer hands, and tears.

Officers checked his license and found that he had not registered with the state of California as a sex offender, which was a requirement of his sentence. He was detained in March 2020 and initially entered a plea of not guilty. Instead of being placed under house arrest, as the prosecution had requested, he was made to wear an ankle monitor, follow a curfew, and give up his passport. He was also prohibited from leaving Southern California or using drugs, including marijuana, which is permitted in California for recreational use.

Kenneth, who seemed to have reached a plea agreement, admitted to to the single offense of failing to register as a sex offender in September 2021. He received his verdict on July 6, 2022. Although it was previously said that he may spend up to 10 years in jail, a spokeswoman from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California verified to HollywoodLife that his sentence was really three years of probation and one year of home confinement. He was also charged a $55,000 fine.

Two of Nicki’s music videos included Kenneth.

Known professionally as “Zoo,” Kenneth has appeared seductively in two of his wife’s most well-known music videos. See him in the commercials for her collaborations with Megan Thee Stallion, “MEGATRON” and “Hot Girl Summer.” Kenneth has already said that he plans to become more active in the music business in the future, so this is a great assignment for him.

Background in Education of Kenneth

Nicki Minaj's Husband Arrested, Indicted Over Failure to Register as Sex  Offender (UPDATE) | Complex

According to reports, Kenneth dropped out of high school and has not gone on to further his studies. His wife Nicki attended community college but didn’t graduate; they both attended LaGuardia High School in New York City. She constantly advises her followers to do well in school, remain enrolled, and never miss class to attend one of her performances. Nicki stated during an Instagram Live in July 2019 that her “one and only life regret is not going to college.”

During a Mardi Gras celebration in Trinidad, Nicki Minaj cuddles up to Kenneth Petty on 2/25/20. (SplashNews)
How many kids actually does Kenneth have?
That is still a mystery. Kenneth supposedly has five other children from previous relationships in addition to his son with Nicki. According to MediaTakeOut, he “reportedly is involved in the lives of all of his children.”

King was raised in Queens, New York

Kenneth is a native New Yorker who grew up in Queens’ renowned Jamaica neighborhood. He belongs to the African American race. Although there are little details on his family life prior to meeting Nicki, it is obvious that they have formed their own. There were just the two of them and their adorable newborn son.

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