Rapper Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, has been detained in 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 of 10 years in prison if convicted.
In 2006, Petty pleaded guilty 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.