Nicki Minaj’s Husband Sentenced to House Arrest for Threatening Offset

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Nicki Minaj’s Husband Sentenced to House Arrest for Threatening Offset

In a shocking turn of events, Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, has been sentenced to house arrest by a federal judge in Los Angeles for making threats against Offset, the husband of Cardi B. Petty, who is a registered sex offender, violated the terms of his probation by appearing in a viral video in which he and his associates allegedly threatened to kill Offset over a rap feud.

The video, which was posted on social media on September 16, 2023, showed Petty and several other men standing outside of a New York City hotel, where they believed Offset was staying. Petty can be heard saying: "Plan that vacation, you gonna be planning your funeral pussy!" as he brandished a gun. However, Offset was not actually at the hotel at the time of the threat. He responded to Petty by posting a video of himself departing a private jet, saying: "We hopping off jets... [they] standing outside."

The incident caught the attention of the authorities, who determined that Petty had breached the conditions of his probation. Petty was previously sentenced to three years probation in July 2022 after pleading guilty for failing to register as a sex offender in California in 2020. In 1995, Petty was convicted of first-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl and was sentenced to four years in prison in New York.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald ordered Petty to serve up to 120 days of home detention after reviewing the video evidence and hearing from Petty's probation officer. The judge also modified Petty's probation terms to include more restrictions and monitoring. According to the court order obtained by Rolling Stone, Petty agreed to the modification terms and waived a personal appearance before the court.

Petty's lawyer, Michael Goldstein, told Page Six that his client accepted the judge's decision and is looking forward to moving on with his life. "Mr. Petty regrets his actions and takes full responsibility for them," Goldstein said. "He is committed to complying with all the terms and conditions of his probation and hopes to put this matter behind him as soon as possible."

Petty's wife, Nicki Minaj, has not commented publicly on the case. The rapper has been embroiled in controversy herself after making false claims about the Covid-19 vaccine and its side effects on Twitter. She also faced backlash for supporting her husband and allegedly harassing his rape victim, Jennifer Hough, who sued both Petty and Minaj in 2021.

The feud between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B dates back to 2017, when they both appeared on the song "MotorSport" by Migos. The two rappers have exchanged insults and accusations on social media and in their songs ever since. In 2018, they got into a physical altercation at a New York Fashion Week party, where Cardi B threw a shoe at Minaj.

The case of Kenneth Petty is one of several examples of violence and crime involving rap artists and their associates in recent times. Some of these cases include the murders of Pop Smoke, Nipsey Hussle, XXXTentacion, King Von, and Young Dolph; the shootings of Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Boosie Badazz, and Benny the Butcher; and the arrests of R. Kelly, Kodak Black, Tekashi 6ix9ine, YNW Melly, Tory Lanez, and Casanova.

These incidents have raised questions about the state of rap culture and its impact on society. Some analysts have also attributed the rise in violence and crime to social and economic factors such as poverty, inequality, racism, drugs, gangs, fame, and money.

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