Nicki Minaj may be getting a lot of hype for her “Barbie World” single with Ice Spice, but she has a new and more pressing issue to handle: her home. Moreover, those in the Hidden Hills community in Los Angeles (where Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty bought a $19.5 million mansion last December) want them kicked out due to Petty’s sex offender status. For those unaware, he failed to register as one in California (and is serving one year of home detention as a result), although he is registered in New York. Furthermore, resident Beverly Bardan started a change.org petition titled “SAY NO TO SEX OFFENDERS IN HIDDEN HILLS.” Signed residents believe Petty has a high chance of reoffending and his presence will devalue the area’s homes.
“Kenneth Petty is a level 3 sex offender, convicted for the attempted rape of a 16 year old girl, and has a high likelihood to reoffend,” states the petition. “He was also found guilty for killing a man. He is currently under house arrest for failing to register as a sex offender in California as law demands it. The Petty couple moving in would lead to appraisal value of our homes to go DOWN due to safety concerns. It would lead to children and women being a target.”
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“We, the residents of Hidden Hills, must put our resident’s safety first,” it continued. “Don’t wait to receive a letter from the government saying a predator has moved in near you. DO NOT allow this dangerous sex offender to live near you, SHOW that you are against sex offenders in our Hidden Hills neighborhood!”
Meanwhile, Petty- who fathered Papa Bear with the rap star- served over four years in prison for first-degree attempted assault at age 16. When authorities arrested him in 2020 for failing to register as a sex offender in California, they sentenced him to three years of probation and one of home detention, plus a $55,000 fine. However, prosecutors wanted prison time and supervised release, since he owns luxury homes that aren’t exactly horrible to stay in. Amid other legal issues, the couple is facing an uphill battle to forego these past crimes. For more news and the latest updates on Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty, check back in with HNHH.
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