Nicki Minaj’s husband arrested by U.S. Marshals for not registering as a sex offender

Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty has been arrested according to a report by tabloid news website TMZ.

Petty reportedly turned himself in and was duly detained in federal custody by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday on an indictment for failing to register as a sex offender.

Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty
Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty

Petty will be facing a judge later today. He is a ‘registered Level 2 sex offender,’ as listed by the New York State’s Sex Offender Registry.

The background to this offense was an ‘attempted first degree rape’ that took place in 1994 ‘when both he and the victim were 16,’ according to previous reports.