Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty was ordered to serve 120 days of home detention on Wednesday (Sept. 20) after he violated his probation terms by posting what seemed to be a social media threat directed toward Offset.
Petty was put under house arrest after he “was recorded on video making threatening remarks to a specific individual while in the company of someone with a criminal record,” according to a Central District of California court order shared by The Hollywood Reporter. The court order also reported mentioned Offset specifically, and referred to a series of Sept. 16 posts from Petty aimed at the Migos rapper.
In the clip, Petty and a group of friends were outside a New York City hotel where Offset was allegedly staying. “Plan that vacation, you gonna be planning your funeral p—-,” Petty says in the video among other threats.
Minaj herself seemed to respond to the drama on her Instagram Stories on Thursday (Sept. 21), writing, “Can’t call the cops every time you flop. Just saying,” along with a string of laughing emojis.
In July 2022, Petty was sentenced in Los Angeles to probation and home detention for failing to register as a sex offender. He was also ordered to pay a $55,000 fine as part of his sentence, which includes three years’ probation and a year in home detention, CBS News reports, based on filing from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The New York State department labels Petty as a level-two sex offender, which deems him of having a moderate risk of a repeat offense, after he was convicted of attempted rape in the first degree in 1994, more than two decades before he married Minaj.