Rapper Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, has been detained in a federal custody after turning himself in on Wednesday, following his indictment for failing to register as a sex offender. .
The 41-year-old was convicted for first-degree attempted rape 25 years ago in New York, and served four years. He was ordered to register as a sex offender after his release, but he failed to re-register when he moved to California in July 2019.
He is now facing charges for failure to register and faces a maximum 10 years in prison if convicted.
In 2006, Petty pleaded gulty to first-degree manslaughter in the 2002 fatal shooting of Lamont Robinson and was sentenced to 10 years in jail, but was released in 2013 after serving seven years.