Nicki Minaj’s Husband Kenneth Petty’s Alleged Assault May Cost Her $750K

The rapper faces a default judgement for a lawsuit the couple face over an alleged assault during one of her tour stops In 2019.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Nicki Minaj’s Husband Kenneth Petty’s Alleged Assault May Cost Her $750K

Nicki Minaj just found herself (and her husband) in more hot legal water, although this time she might be too late to rectify it. Moreover, the rapper faces a default judgement in a $753K lawsuit over an alleged assault that took place during her Frankfurt, Germany tour stop back in 2019. According to a RadarOnline report from Friday (April 28), security guard Thomas Weidenmuller, who first sued the couple back in 2022, motioned for the court to give Minaj a default judgement. Furthermore, it seems like they failed to answer to the lawsuit in time. While the "Super Freaky Girl" MC faces said judgement, Weidenmuller still hasn't been able to obtain it against Kenneth Petty. Perhaps the 40-year-old will not have to pay the lawsuit's full amount as a result, but that's still unclear.

As his story goes, the security guard had a heated discussion prompted by the couple after a fan got past security barricades and on stage with Nicki Minaj. Even though security quickly resolved the issue in 15 seconds, the couple allegedly confronted Weidenmuller and his colleagues after the show. Reportedly, the Trinidadian-born artist called a female security guard on Weidenmuller's team a "f***ing b***h" and trashed her live on social media. That's when the security guard escorted his coworker away from the showdown. When he went to Minaj's dressing room to keep discussing the issue, Kenneth Petty allegedly punched him in the face.

Nicki Minaj Faces Default Judgement Over Kenneth Petty's Alleged Assault

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 12: Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty attend the Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 runway show during New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)

In addition, his claims include the suggestion that Nicki Minaj told her husband to attack him. As such, his lawsuit is on accusations of "battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence," according to court documents from the RadarOnline report. Unfortunately, this is far from the first time the couple faced court action together. The court ordered Petty to settle a lawsuit from his sexual assault accuser after he and Minaj allegedly harassed her to drop her charges.

However, the accuser dropped charges against Nicki, even though she claimed she tried to intimidate her. Moreover, Judge James R. Cho took the case to mediation back in December of 2022 and stated there would be trial if no agreement was reached. How this affected, or will affect, her musical career and public image is still a developing story. On that note, come back to HNHH for the latest news on Kenneth Petty and his wife 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.