Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty will serve 120 days of home confinement 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 comments to a specific individual while in the company of someone with a criminal record .” The specific person named in the order is Offset, and the clips relate to a series of messages from Petty directed at the rapper that appeared on social media on September 16.
Petty was sentenced to three years’ 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 the first-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl. and spent four years in prison in New York.
In the video clip that went viral on social media on September 16, Petty and some of his entourage are seen outside a New York City hotel where Offset reportedly lived. In the clip, Petty says, between several threatening comments, “Plan that vacation, you gonna plan your funeral pussy!”
In a video posted to Offset’s social media, the rapper dismissed the threats. “I’m getting off a plane, he’s funny,” Offset said, suggesting Petty was broke.
Offset, formerly of the Atlanta rap group Migos, is the husband of rapper Cardi B. Minaj and Cardi B have had a long-standing feud and were both involved in a fight at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon party during New York Fashion Week in September 2018. Video circulating on social media at the time showed Cardi B approaching Minaj and attacking her.