Nicki Minaj‘s neighbors have started a petition to kick her out of her Hidden Hills mansion due to safety concerns considering her husband’s history as a sex offender.
Nicki and her husband Kenneth Petty purchased the $19.5 million home in December, which prompted resident Beverly Bardan to take action and start the Change.org petition titled: “SAY NO TO SEX OFFENDERS IN HIDDEN HILLS.”
Bardan’s petition, which was just reported by TMZ, claims there’s a “high likelihood” Kenneth will reoffend and that his mere presence will lower the value of homes in the area. Kenneth is currently serving one year of home detention for failing to register as a sex offender in California.
“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,” the petition reads. “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.”
It continues: “We, the residents of Hidden Hills, must put our resident’s safety first. 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!”
Nicki Minaj’s husband who is also the father of her infant son Papa Bear was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in 1995 at the age of 16. He ultimately spent more than four years behind bars for the offense, and as part of his release conditions, must register as a sex offender wherever he goes.
He was arrested by United States Marshals for failing to register as a sex offender in the state of California in March 2020. He received a year of home detention and three years of probation from the judge in July of last year. In addition, he was ordered to pay a $55,000 fine.
Kenneth Petty was orginally on house arrest in the couple’s massive Calabasas home, which federal authorities didn’t like. They believed that living in a gated “affluent” neighborhood with a pool, state-of-the-art music studio and luxurious backyard, wasn’t really a punishment. Instead, they demanded that Kenneth Petty get $55,000 in retribution, 15 months in jail, and five years of supervised release.