Nicki Minaj and Husband Kenneth Petty Hit with Lawsuit Alleging the Couple Assaulted a Man

by Xara Aziz
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Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty have been named co-defendants in a lawsuit alleging Petty physically attacked a security guard in 2019.

In a recent The Blast report, Thomas Weidenmuller states that he was punched in the face by Mr. Petty during a verbal altercation that turned physical in a  dispute.

Weidenmuller was working as head of security for the Queens rapper in Germany when a fan attempted to get on stage while she was performing her hit cult classic, Did It On Em, according to the report. The security guard says security personnel, members of her entourage and Petty all jumped in.

“The concert-goer did not cause harm to any other person, nor did he damage any property during or after his limited time on stage,” court documents say. “He simply danced on stage to the music. He did not attempt to, and did not actually, make any physical contact with Minaj while on stage.”

But after the incident, Minaj allegedly threw a fit at Weidenmuller and threw shoes at him. He then says he was forced to apologize while he held back tears. He was then forced to apologize again on camera.

The filing also states that Minaj verbally assaulted him and Petty subsequently punched him on the right side of his face. He was hospitalized for 10 days following the incident, according to The Blast.

Weidenmuller is suing for battery and emotional distress and is seeking $753,958.51 in damages.

This is not the first time the couple has faced legal trouble. In 2021, a woman named Jennifer Hough sued the couple after claiming she was pressured and intimidated to retract allegations that Petty raped her in Queens when they were both 16. According to The New York Times, Petty was “arrested that day and was charged with first-degree rape.” He subsequently accepted a plea deal in the case and was convicted of first-degree attempted rape, serving four years in prison.

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