Nicki Minaj: Does this court deal save your husband from jail?

Nicki Minaj
Does this court deal save your husband from jail?

Nicky Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty.

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Does Nicky Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, have to go to jail after all? A deal with the prosecutor could make this possible.

Kenneth Petty, the husband of musician Nicki Minaj (38), can still avoid another prison sentence? Because he hadn’t registered as a sex offender there after moving to the state of California in 2020, he could face up to ten years behind bars. With a so-called “Plea Deal”, a separate agreement in criminal proceedings, according to the US site “TMZ” now, however, to have averted.

According to the report, he was found guilty of not having reported to the competent authority as a sex offender. In return for this admission of guilt, the prosecutors had assured him that they would speak out in favor of a penalty in the lower range of what is possible. According to “TMZ”, this is monitored clearance for a period of five years – so he would remain at large. However, it is not certain whether the responsible judge will ultimately approve this deal. Regardless of this, he can still order a sentence in prison.

Sex offender for over 25 years

Petty was sentenced to four years in prison for attempted rape in 1995. Since then, he has been obliged to report to the authorities at regular intervals. When the rapper Nicki Minaj moved from New York to California last year, he did not comply with this request and was arrested as a result.