NICKI Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, pleaded guilty for failure to register as a sex offender, as he now faces up to 10 years behind bars.

Back in 2020, the 43-year-old was arrested after being indicted for failure to register as a sex offender, however, at the time he pleaded not guilty and posted $100,000 bail,

In court docs obtained by People, Kenneth pleaded guilty on Thursday during a virtual hearing with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Aside from facing a maximum sentence of 10 years, Kenneth is also looking at a lifetime of supervised release.

The music industry professional's sentencing has been scheduled for January 24, 2022.

Kenneth is required to register as a sex offender due to his 1994 conviction of attempted rape on a 16-year-old – later learned to be a woman named Jennifer Hough.

The Sexual Registry suggests he used a “knife/cutting instrument” during the attempted rape.

He would go on to serve an 18 to 54-month sentence.

In August 2020, Kenneth sued in order to get his name off New York's Sex Offender Registry, claiming someone else had signed the documents while he was in prison.

Kenneth filed papers against the state’s Criminal Justice Services division to clear his name from the registry because he claims he wasn’t able to plea his case back in October 2004 while he was serving out a prison sentence.

He argued the “Kenny Petty” signature on documents agreeing to appear for a registry hearing is a forgery.

Kenneth and Nicki, who share a son together, are also being sued for allegedly harassing the woman who accused him of rape in 1994.


The famous rapper's husband also spent seven years behind bars after being found guilty of manslaughter in 2006.

He pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter following the deadly 2002 shooting of a man named Lamont Robinson.

He was released in May 2013 on supervised release for five years until May 2018.


Fans were recently livid at hitmaker Rihanna after photos of her posing with Kenneth were shared by Nicki, 38.

One person wrote at the time: "Oh no Rihanna on the chill with Nicki and her rapist husband…oh no," while another added, "Not Rihanna in a pic with Nicki’s rapist/sex offender husband."

They kept pouring in, as one chimed in, "Rihanna really out here taking pictures with Nicki’s sex offender husband…"

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