Nicki Minaj denies the involvement
Nicki Minaj denies the allegations the victim in her husband's rape case and her defense team made to a judge that the “Seeing Green” rapper and her hubby Kenneth “Zoo” Petty have ties with a dangerous subset of Bloods gang in New York.
Jennifer Hough, whom Petty allegedly sexually assaulted in 1994, claims in her $20 million lawsuit that Nicki and Petty's October 2021 visit to Queens, New York is proof that the couple is affiliated with Makk Balla Brims gang. Hough says the couple uses their Iinks with the criminal gang to intimidate her to recant her testimony.
Footage of Nicki and Petty in Queens shows the couple surrounded by a group of men some of whom were allegedly flashing gang signs associated with Makk Balla Brims. Nicki denied her trip to Queens had anything with any gang.
“I was quickly surrounded by my fans, particularly in this instance because my pink Rolls Royce was in the direct sightline of apartment buildings across the street from where I had stopped,” Nicki told judge Eric Vitaliano.
She added, “while my husband and I recognized a few friends and acquaintances from the neighborhood that night, including Rico Danna, an artist whom I intend to sign to my label, none of them belong to any gang. Further, we did not plan to meet anyone in advance because we had not planned to stop there. Once I came out of the car, the news traveled quickly, and people just showed up.”
Petty is scheduled to be sentenced in March