22nd September 2023 – (New York) Kenneth Petty, the husband of renowned rapper Nicki Minaj, has been ordered by the Central District of California to serve additional time under house arrest after he shared a video on social media threatening Offset, a fellow musician. According to the court order filed on Wednesday, Petty is required to participate in a home detention program for a period of up to 120 days as a consequence of his alarming online remarks. The legal document states that Petty was captured in a video making threats towards a specific individual while in the company of someone with a criminal record.
The circulating videos, which have gained traction on platforms such as Twitter and Instagram, feature Petty and at least two other men standing on a street in New York City. In one video, lasting nearly four minutes, Petty can be heard calling out Offset and menacingly stating his intent to “knock them veneers out.”
Another two-minute video shows a companion of Petty making derogatory remarks, stating, “Plan that vacation, you should be planning your funeral, p—.”
Offset, seemingly unfazed by the threats, responded by laughing them off on his Instagram story as he boarded a private jet. Earlier in the week, the Migos rapper engaged in a 24-hour live stream with Twitch star Kai Cenat.
As of now, a representative for Nicki Minaj has not provided a comment in response to The Times’ request for a statement on the matter.
It is worth noting that Cardi B, Offset’s spouse, and Minaj have been embroiled in a long-standing feud that traces back to a physical altercation at a New York Fashion Week party in 2018. Petty seemingly shared the threatening video a few days after the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, where Minaj served as the host and Cardi B performed.
This latest house arrest order for Petty comes more than a year after he was sentenced to one year of home confinement and three years of probation for failing to register as a sex offender in California. Petty, aged 45, was convicted of attempted rape in New York in 1995 and served a four-year prison sentence. As a registered sex offender, he is required to register wherever he resides.