Kenneth Petty is Nicki Minaj‘s childhood sweetheart turned husband, but their relationship is far from perfect. Kenneth has been involved in numerous legal issues, including having to register as a sex offender over two decades after he was convicted of attempted rape, for which he served over four years in prison. As a matter of fact, Megan Thee Stallion apparently took a dig at Kenneth’s past in her latest track, “HISS,” with the lyric, “Megan’s Law,” which refers to a law that requires all U.S. states to have sex offender registries that the public can view.
“These hoes don’t be mad at Megan, these hoes mad at Megan’s Law,” Megan raps in one verse. “I don’t really know what the problem is, but I guarantee y’all don’t want me to start / Bitch, you a p***y, never finna check me.”
Despite Kenneth’s controversies, Nicki has stood by her husband — though she did open up about their marital issues and how they struggled after the birth of their son in her December 2023 cover story with Vogue.
“I’m not going to lie, things got testy between us,” Nicki said in the interview. “Because of our history, I think we knew we’d get past it. But there’s no such thing as confidence in parenthood.”