Kenneth Petty, Nicki Minaj’s husband, was sentenced to 120 days of house arrest after violating the terms of his probation by posting clips on social media that appeared to threaten rapper Offset.
In a court order filed Wednesday in the Central District of California, Petty was ordered to conduct home surveillance after he was “videotaped making threatening statements toward a specific person while in the company of a person with a criminal record.” The specific person mentioned in the order is Offset, and the clips reference a series of messages Petty directed to the rapper that appeared on social media on September 16th.
Petty was sentenced to three years of 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 of attempted first-degree rape of a 16-year-old girl and spent four years in prison in New York.
In the video clip, which went viral on social media on September 16, Petty and several of his companions can be seen outside a New York hotel where Offset was supposedly staying. In the clip, Petty says, alongside various threatening comments, “Plan this vacation, you’ll be planning your funeral pussy!”
In a video posted to Offset’s social media, the rapper denied the threats. “I’m getting off a jet, it’s funny,” Offset said, implying 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-standing feud and both have been involved in an argument Harper’s Bazaar Icons party during New York Fashion Week in September 2018. A video circulating on social media at the time showed Cardi B lunging at Minaj and attacking her.