Nicki Minaj's Husband To Disprove Sex Offender Status In NY Court

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Minaj's husband, Kenneth Perry, has filed a lawsuit against the state for unlawfully including his name in a sex offender registry.

Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, sued the State of New York for unlawfully including him in a sex offender registry. Moreover, defendants are moving to dismiss, as they hold that Petty had every opportunity to challenge his status. Recently, he faced in-home detention for failing to register in California. According to court documents received by AllHipHop, the court will begin oral arguments on January 6th, 2023.

Firstly, Petty claims that he never had such chances. Specifically, he says he never received notice of a 2004 Sex Offender Registration Act hearing, which defendants deny.

The court stated that they sent Petty proper notice and due process. “The court-certified transcript of this hearing... is both an official judicial record and integral to Plaintiff’s complaint... Plaintiff acknowledged his identity on the record, and his counsel stated that Plaintiff did not contest his designation as a level 2 sex offender."

Given this, Petty said someone forged his signature and that he was in jail at the time. However, the other side of the court dismissed these claims as well.

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“Plaintiff’s counsel’s implication that this official judicial transcript is a forgery... is nothing short of absurd. As the Court is well aware, incarcerated individuals are constantly being brought to court from prison... The state courts similarly routinely require the production of incarcerated individuals for court appearances, such as the SORA hearing at issue.”

“Although Plaintiff admits to his felony conviction for Attempted Rape in the First Degree in State Court he still alleges that he was unaware of his sex offender status and his risk level redetermination until he was arrested in March 2020 out-of-state for failure to register [as a sex offender]." They elaborated on these claims. "From 2013 through March 2020, [he] alleges he was unaware of the collateral consequences of his felony sex crime conviction.”

Finally, they said Petty's demands "are meritless... The SORA hearing transcript demonstrates that Plaintiff is fourteen years late in pursuing this lawsuit."

Specifically, Petty is suing the State of New York and the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. Judge Eric R. Komitee will preside Minaj's husband's case. Additionally, Petty denied rape allegations against him last year.

Stay tuned to HotNewHipHop for the latest on this case.


About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.