Nicki Minaj’s husband was sentenced to one year in house detention for failing to register as a sex offender.

Kenneth Petty – who pleaded guilty to the offense of failing to register last year – was also sentenced to pay a $ 55,000 (£ 46,000) fine.

The 44-year-old was convicted of rape in New York in 1995, but did not register within the required five days after moving to California in 2019.

He served four years in prison for the 1995 crime.

Prosecutors had previously urged the judge to sentence Petty to further prison terms, arguing that house arrest was not a severe enough punishment.

Petty also served seven years in prison in 2006 after pleading guilty to first degree manslaughter.

His name remains on the New York City Sex Offender Registry.

Minaj and Petty married in 2019 and currently live together in a mansion in Calabasas in Los Angeles County, California.

Minaj has already defended her husband’s past actions, writing on social media in 2018: “She was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship. But go awf, Internet, you can’t manage my life. I don’t even manage yours. life.”

He also called US presenter Wendy Williams “demonic” after the talk show host discussed Petty’s past on TV.

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