Nicki Minaj & Kenneth Petty Sued For $740K Over Alleged Attack: Report

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A German security guard says the couple unleashed a physical attack on concert staff after a fan jumped on stage during Nicki's concert.

It looks as if Kenneth Petty has another legal issue to deal with. Nicki Minaj and her husband live a more reclusive life away from the spotlight, but that hasn't kept their names out of headlines. Petty has been battling it out in court over his attempted rape conviction and registering as a sex offender. However, he and Nicki Minaj were also accused of being involved in an attack on a security guard in 2019.

In January 2022, reports stated Minaj and Petty were sued by a German man named Thomas Weidenmuller. The Blast reported Weidenmuller was the head of security at a Minaj concert in Frankfurt when a fan made it past guards and jumped onstage. The incident allegedly made Minaj upset, and Petty, along with her entourage, confronted Weidenmuller backstage.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 12: Nicki Minaj (L) and Kenneth Petty arrive at the Marc Jacobs fashion show at the Park Avenue Armory on February 12, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
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Court documents revealed that the "concert-goer breached a security barricade dividing the audience from the stage and was able to get on stage while Minaj was performing. In obtaining access to the stage, the concert-goer bypassed a female security guard stationed at the stairs leading to the stage.”

The Blast reported on newly filed paperwork where it shows that Weidenmuller is demanding $753,958.51 in damages. “The concert-goer did not cause harm to any other person, nor did he damage any property during or after his limited time on stage. He simply danced on stage to the music. He did not attempt to, and did not actually, make any physical contact with Minaj while on stage.”

Weidenmuller added that Minaj's entourage was “irate during this confrontation and screamed at the female security guard that she was a f*cking b*tch and accused her of having put Minaj in physical danger. During the confrontation, the female security guard was in tears and apologized to Minaj.”

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The accuser claimed that the apology from the guard wasn't enough for the Rap icon. Minaj allegedly told the woman to apologize again, this time while she was being recorded. “Tell Minaj’s fans, via the recording, that she failed to do her job and put Minaj in danger," Weidenmuller stated. He also said Minaj threw her shoes at the guard before Weidenmuller was allegedly verbally and physically assaulted.

“Without warning, Petty PUNCHED Weidenmuller from the side and made contact with the right side of [his] face.” He was said to have spent 10 days in the hospital. Minaj nor Petty have commented on the accusations.


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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.