Kenneth Petty is the husband of the Queen of Rap and Hip Hop, Nicki Minaj.
Wiki/Biography & Career
Kenneth “Zoo” Petty was born as ‘Kenny Petty’ on Friday, 7 April 1978 (age 42 years; as in 2020) in the Queens City of New York. His zodiac sign is Aries.
He is a high-school dropout. Kenneth is currently working in the Music Industry and was featured in Nicki Minaj’s music video of ‘Megatron’ and ‘Hot Girl Summer.’
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Ethnicity & Girlfriend
Kenneth Petty has African American ethnicity. He got married to Nicki Minaj on 21 October 2019.
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- In April 1995, he was convicted of attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl. Reportedly, he used a ‘knife/cutting instrument’ for raping her and was sentenced 18-54 months of imprisonment. Because of his rape attempt, he is a registered sex offender in New York.
- When Nicki Minaj was criticized for dating a criminal, Nicki, through her social media account, defended him and said-
He was 15, she was 16… in a relationship. But go awf Internet. y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.”
- In 2006, he shot and killed Lamant Robinson with a loaded handgun. Authorities wanted to charge him with the second-degree murder of shooting Lamant, but he pleaded guilty and was charged with first-degree murder. He was imprisoned for 7 years and was released on parole in May 2016.
- In September 2018, he was arrested for various offenses. Reportedly, he was charged with ‘operating an unlicensed vehicle,’ ‘failure to stop at a stop sign,’ and ‘operating a vehicle while license is suspended or revoked.’
- In December 2018, just after the news of Nicki dating, Kenneth was out, a Twitter user named Ari Safari claimed that Kenneth was in a relationship with a bartender named ‘Noelle’ just three days before he started to date Nicki. The user also claimed that Kenneth was the father of 5 children and a registered sex offender.
- In an interview, Nicki revealed that she and Kenneth met for the first time when she was 15 years old before being a celebrity and was known by the name ‘Onika Tanya Maraj.’
- Nicki Minaj and Kenneth had filed for their marriage license earlier, but they were not able to collect it, so, their license expired. They obtained their marriage license in June 2019.
- In December, Petty tattooed Nicki’s birth name ‘Onika’ on the right side of his neck.
- Soon after Nicki obtained her marriage license with Kenneth, she changed her Twitter username to Mrs. Petty.
- After announcing her marriage, Nicki Minaj announced that she was retiring from the music industry to focus on her family.
- On March 4, 2020, US Marshalls arrested him when it was found out that he had failed to register as a sex offender. However, he pleaded not guilty and was later put under house arrest. His passport and other travel-related documents were seized, and he was banned to travel to South California. he was also banned to consume drugs in any form including marijuana.