Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Perry, was sentenced to one year of home detention and three years on probation for failing to register as a sex offender when he moved to California.
Perry was convicted of rape in connection with an incident that transpired in New York in 1994, and he subsequently served over four years in prison, according to TMZ. The terms of his release included the mandatory requirement for Perry to register as a sex offender in any area in which he resides, but he failed to do so when he pursued a relationship with Minaj and the pair moved to California, the outlet reported.
Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty will be doing time for failing to register as a sex offender in California, but much to the feds’ dismay — he’ll be doing that time in the mansion where he and Nicki live. https://t.co/kOWxmMDURW
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 7, 2022
In addition to a year of home detention and three years on probation, Perry was also forced to pay a $55,000 fine, according to TMZ.
Prosecutors inside the U.S. Attorney’s Office voiced concerns about Perry’s sentence. They insisted Perry’s requirement to remain home wasn’t effective as a consequence, given that he and Minaj live in a multi-million dollar mansion in a gated Calabasas neighborhood, TMZ reported. (RELATED: Reality TV Star From ‘Cheer’ Sentenced To 12 Years In Jail For Child Porn Charges)
The prosecution team had been seeking 15 months behind bars with a longer probation period of five years, but the judge didn’t oblige, according to TMZ.
At the time of his arrest in 2020, Perry pleaded not guilty and posted $100,000 bail. He changed his plea to guilty in 2021 during a virtual hearing with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, according to the U.S. Sun.