Nicki Minaj has said the attempted rape charge her new boyfriend Kenny Petty was convicted of in 1994 was a case of a girlfriend's mother not liking him.
Legal documents uncovered by The Blast paint a very a different picture.
The female victim told police that on September 16, 1994 in Queens, NY, she was walking down the street when Petty came up behind her and “placed a hard circular object” against her back and “made a clicking sound.” The victim believed Petty had a handgun against her body, and he instructed her to “keep walking.”
The two walked to an address down the street, and she claims Petty forced her upstairs into his bedroom by pushing her from behind with what she believed to be a handgun.
Once inside Petty’s room, the victim claimed he “laid his weight on top … pinched her sides and squeezed her neck causing her to sustain bruises and pain.” She then claimed Petty “forced his penis” into her vagina.
The victim claims she tried to escape, but Petty “brandished a knife” and held it against her stomach, telling her “she could not leave.” The victim claims she eventually struck Petty with a plastic bottle and escaped.
Petty's initial story was that he had seen the victim -- who he claimed to have prior sexual relations with -- at a bus stop on the day of the crime, but that he just spoke to her and then went home and took a nap.
Prosecutors weren't buying that, and he was charged with five crimes: rape in the 1st degree, sexual abuse in the 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment in the 2nd degree, assault in the 2nd degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree.
Petty decided to plea to first degree attempted rape and ended up serving four years. He remains a registered sex offender.
He would later serve seven years on a manslaughter plea.