Nicki Minaj Wishes Kenneth Petty A Happy Birthday

Queen Barb wished her "Ken" a special day as his court struggles concerning sex offender registry and harassment continue.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

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.

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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.