The marriage of Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty has been plagued by controversy since the beginning. Petty, who was convicted of both manslaughter and first-degree attempted rape, has faced numerous legal battles since his marriage to the rapper in 2019. One such battle involves a lawsuit brought against the couple by Petty’s rape accuser, Jennifer Hough, who claims that she has been the victim of constant harassment by the couple.
Documents obtained by AllHipHop revealed that Petty had failed to attend a court-ordered mediation session. The court had ordered all parties to attend mediation back on March 6th but Petty claimed he felt ill and was unable to attend. The meeting was rescheduled for March 9th but was canceled once again. Now, Petty and Minaj’s attorney, Steven D. Isser, are requesting that the mediation deadline be extended to March 24th.
“We respectfully request that the Court extend the mediation deadline to March 24, 2023, which will hopefully be sufficient time for Mr. Petty to recover and for the parties and the Mediator to schedule a mutually available date for the mediation.”
It is unclear at this time whether or not the court will grant the request. Petty’s legal troubles stem from his past criminal history. Kenneth was convicted of first-degree attempted rape back in 1995 and served over four years in prison. Kenneth’s rape accuser, claims that Petty has been trying to intimidate, harass, and threaten her in an effort to make her recant the allegations. She also sued Minaj, claiming that she participated in the harassment campaign. Hough dropped her claims against Minaj earlier this year, but Petty remains a defendant.
Petty also pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in 2021. He was sentenced to one year of house arrest and three years of probation in July. Petty has also pursued legal action against the State of New York and the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services over his sex offender status.
The ongoing legal battles between Petty, Hough, and Minaj have brought a great deal of negative attention to the couple. It remains to be seen how these legal battles will ultimately be resolved.
What do you think the future holds for Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty, given their ongoing legal battles and controversies? Leave your remarks in the comments section below.