Nicki Minaj just took to Instagram to wish her husband Kenneth Petty a happy birthday. Not only that, but she took the chance to reference what role he plays in her Barb fandom. "HBD KEN LOVE BARBIE," she captioned a picture of the two of them together, presumably a recent one. Currently, both are dealing with Petty's legal troubles, which stems from two decades ago and is ongoing for various reasons. For one, he reportedly failed to register as a sex offender in certain jurisdictions and threatened his former accuser, trying to get her to drop charges and her side of the story.
Furthermore, many criticized Nicki Minaj for seemingly turning a blind eye to many of these accusations and court developments. However, that's not to say that she stands completely separated from her husband's legal woes. In fact, Minaj recently tried to sanction Petty's accuser and her legal team to no avail. To elaborate, Jennifer Hough claimed that the couple harassed her and her daughter to try to get her to drop the case, in addition to bribing her.
Nicki Minaj Wishes Her Husband A Happy Birthday
However, this case is not that simple. Moreover, recently leaked footage seemingly shows Hough stating that she was pressured into pressing charges in the first place. "There’s no statute of limitations on perjury," she said in the leaked footage. "Perjury is when you lie under oath. And regardless, if I made a statement or didn’t make a statement, that is the reason why I stood up in court and I said, when the judge asked, ‘Like, yo does anybody have anything to say before he is sentenced?’
"I stood up and I said, ‘Your honor, I’m the person who pressed the charges,'" Hough continued. "'I would like to drop the charges. I made a huge mistake. This was a –‘ this was in court. In front of his family, in front of friends, in front of everybody. Whatever. And they was like, ‘Take it to the D.A. and nobody wanted to hear s**t.'” Given the case's complicated nature, stick around on HNHH for the latest on Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj.