Nicki Minaj’s husband, kenneth Petty was arrested by US Marshals for failing to register as a sex offender.
According to TMZ, Petty was put in police custody after turning himself in to the Marshals during a court appearance on Wednesday.
Petty, 41, was convicted for the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl in 1995.
He served almost 4 years in NY state prison for the crime and was required to register as a sex offender.
However, he failed to do so until he was pulled over by Beverly Hills Police in November of last year after which he was arrested when they discovered he had not registered as a sex offender.
His bail was set at $20,000 and he was ordered at the time to register as a sex offender in California.
“He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship,” Minaj said in his defense in December 2018.
“But go awf, internet, y’all can’t run my life. y’all can’t even run y’all own life.” She added
However, Petty still did not register as a sex offender after being told to so the second time.
After his arrest, he was arraigned before a court and pleaded not guilty.