Update 03/09/2020 7:47pm:
According to TMZ, Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty has finally registered as a sex offender in the state of California. The date of his registration remains unknown but it is assumed to be after his arrest on Wednesday of last week. Petty's booking photo was obtained by TMZ as well.
Original 03/07/2020 4:45pm:
Update 03/07/2020 4:24pm:
According to reports, Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty is no longer facing sex offender registration charges against him in the state of California, as the DA in Los Angeles has dropped the charges. However, Petty is still facing a federal case that has similar charges.
A hearing was held in an LA court this past Friday where a judge noted they were dropping charges against Petty, and a rep for the DA’s office said: “The case was dismissed today because he is facing a similar charge in federal court.” Stay tuned for more details.
source: The Blast
Update 03/04/2020 11:55pm:
TMZ reports that Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, has pleaded not guilty to charges over failure to register as a sex offender in California. Despite prosecutors wanting Petty placed on house arrest, his attorneys were able to negotiate terms where he will be forced to wear an ankle monitor and will have a curfew. In addition, Petty will also have to hand over his passport and cannot use drugs - including marijuana despite being in a recreationally legal state.
Petty's next court appearance is scheduled for March 23.
Original 03/04/2020 4:48pm:
According to TMZ, Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, turned himself over to U.S. Marshals on Wednesday (March 4) after he was indicted for failing to register as a sex offender in California.
Officials pulled over Petty in November and realized that he was registered as a sex offender in New York, but he had failed to file in California. He was arrested following the incident and released on a $20,000 bond. Petty was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in 1995, and was ordered to register as a sex offender after serving nearly 4 years in a New York state prison for the crime. He's facing 10 years in prison if he's convicted of the federal charge of failing to register in California.
More details to come.