Kenneth Petty, the husband of rapper Nicki Minaj, has been ordered to serve more house arrest time after he shared a video of himself threatening Offset.
In a court order filed Wednesday in the Central District of California, Petty was ordered to serve “up to 120 days in a home detention program” following his social media threats. According to the legal document, Petty “was recorded on video making threatening remarks towards a specific individual while in the company of someone with a criminal record.”
In the videos, which have recirculated on platforms like Twitter and Instagram, Petty can be seen with at least two other men standing on a New York City street. In one nearly, four-minute clip Petty asks, “Offset, where you at?” and threatened to “knock them veneers out.”
In another two-minute video, a man accompanying Petty said, “Plan that vacation, you should be planning your funeral, p—.”
On his Instagram story, Offset seemingly laughed off the threats as he boarded a jet. Earlier this week, the Migos rapper joined Twitch star Kai Cenat for a 24-hour live stream.
A representative for Minaj did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment Thursday.
Offset and Petty’s respective spouses, Cardi B and Minaj, have engaged in a long-running feud that can be traced back to a 2018 brawl at a New York Fashion Week party. Petty seemingly shared his video days after the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, where Minaj hosted the evening and Cardi B performed.
Petty’s latest home detention order comes more than a year after he was sentenced to a year of home confinement and three years of probation for failing to register in California as a sex offender. Petty, 45, was convicted in New York in 1995 of attempted rape. He served a four-year prison sentence for that conviction, and was required to register as a sex offender wherever he lives.
Wednesday’s order says that Petty’s probation officer believes his home detention may allow for “closer monitoring” of his activities.
“[The order will] limit his movements, provide a sanction for his non-compliance and hopefully encourage him to reflect upon and reevaluate his current status in the community,” the legal document said.
Source: LA Times