Nicki Minaj‘s boyfriend has quite an extensive rap sheet, because along with a conviction for attempted rape, he also served hard time for killing a man.
According to the criminal complaint for Kenny Petty from the Queens County District Attorney, Petty pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a man named Lamont Robinson.
The complaint claims on April 27, 2002 at 12:30 AM, Petty shot Robinson “with a loaded handgin (sic) multiple times thereby causing his death.”
Officials originally charged Petty with murder in the second degree, but he was able to get it knocked down to manslaughter when he cut a deal.
A police blotter posted at the time of the shooting describes an unknown man who was shot three times in the stomach and died at a nearby hospital.
Petty pled guilty to the manslaughter charge in March 2006 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, for which he served 7. Court records indicate Petty was released in May 2013, and had been on supervised release for 5 years, until May of this year.
As we reported, fans of Nicki Minaj are up in arms over the rapper going public with Petty, who has also been convicted of attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl.
Petty remains a registered sex offender in the state of New York.