Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty has been granted permission to travel with her, it has been claimed.
Kenneth, who was indicated in March for failing to register as a sex offender when he moved to California with the rapper, was previously required to stay in the state as part of the conditions of his pre-trial release, although he did submit a court request asking to be allowed to make business trips.
The 42-year-old had also asked for his pre-trial conditions to be changed in order to allow him to attend the birth of his child – who Nicki is currently pregnant with – if it occurs after his probationary curfew.
Kenneth is now said to have been granted permission to travel with Nicki ‘periodically on business trips as her manager’ and to also be present for the baby’s birth if it occurs after curfew hours, according to TMZ.
In April 1995, Kenneth was convicted of attempted rape of a 16-year-old and sentenced to 18-54 months in prison.
In 2018, Nicki publicly addressed his conviction, writing on social media: ‘He was 15, she was 16… in a relationship. But go awf internet. Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can even run y’all own life. [sic]’
The two knew each other growing up in Queens, New York and secretly married in October 2019, with Nicki later confirming they had tied the knot to fans.
It comes after Nicki, 37, revealed that their marriage to Kenneth is ‘refreshing and calming’ during an appearance on Young Money Radio with Lil Wayne.
When asked how marriage was treating her, she responded: ‘Good, good, good.
‘I can’t complain. I really cannot freaking complain. I didn’t think it would be as refreshing and calming as it is.’
‘Even if you’re not married, when you have someone that feels like your soulmate or someone who understands you, it just makes you feel like you’re on top of the world.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Nicki for further comment.
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