Nicki Minaj's Husband Kenneth Petty Suddenly Sick, Can't Attend Mediation With Assault Accuser

This is the latest of several cancellations and pushback due to Petty's ill health.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty suddenly became sick ahead of his mediation with the woman who accused him of sexual assault. Moreover, their attorney Steven D. Isser asked Judge James R. Cho to move said proceeding to March 24. Previously, the mediation was scheduled for March 6 and then March 9, but faced last-minute cancelations on both occasions due to Petty's health. Furthermore, readers likely remember Minaj's husband's high-profile assault case and various problems with the sex offender registry. According to court documents obtained by AllHipHop, though, the case is slightly on hold for now.

The documents show that the court ordered all parties to mediation and subsequently postponed it due to health concerns. "We respectfully request that the Court extend the mediation deadline to March 24, 2023," said Isser. "[This] will hopefully be sufficient time for Mr. Petty to recover and the for parties and the Mediator to schedule a mutually available date for the mediation. Thank you for your attention to this matter.” At the moment, it's unclear whether such requests received open arms or significant pushback.

Nicki Minaj's Husband Kenneth Petty Is Too Sick For Mediation

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)

Authorities convicted Petty of first-degree attempted sexual assault in 1995. Afterwards, he served over four years in prison but continued to face legal troubles and skeletons in the closet. For example, his accuser Jennifer Hough claimed that both Petty and Minaj harassed, threatened, and intimidated her following her testimonies. While she dropped the "Super Freaky Girl" rapper in the case, Petty still stands as a defendant. With this in mind, the case now revolves mostly around Petty's handling of the case overall.

Meanwhile, he also faced charges of failing to register as a sex offender in California. Furthermore, a judge sentenced him to one year of house arrest and three years of probation back in July. However, he sought to push back against his sex offender status in New York, claiming that the state unrightfully placed him on a registry. Whether his illness played a larger role in this case and its postponement remains to be determined. Regardless, stick around on HNHH for the latest news on Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty.


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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.