Rapper, Nicki Minaj, and husband Kenneth Petty are currently in the middle of fighting a $20 million lawsuit filed against the husband and wife. Defense lawyer, Tyrone Blackburn, who is representing the plaintiff, Jennifer Hough, presented the presiding judge with a video. Blackburn says the video proves Minaj and her husband are members of the Makk Balla Brims Blood gang out of Queens, New York, according to a report from hip-hop website:

Hough & Lawyer Tyrone Blackburn

“Petty and Miraj were both in this district, in Jamaica Queens, New York. As seen on an Instagram live video currently up on Miraj’s Instagram page, both Miraj and Petty were seen associating with members of the Makk Ballers set of the Bloods gang. Shortly after Miraj and Petty are spotted with their gangster colleagues, a member of the gang posted a death threat to Ms. Hough on Twitter stating: ‘Jennifer if you see this, the Makks are coming to get you.

Blackburn told the judge in the video. This is news because Hough has been insisting that she’s been being harassed by Minaj and Petty since early 2020. Minaj and Petty allegedly wanted Hugh to take back her allegations of being raped by Petty, so he could get his name removed from the sex offender registry. Petty was accused of raping Hough at knife-point in 1994. He pleaded guilty to related charges, and was sentenced to four years in prison in 1995.

Hough’s lawsuit claims Minaj offered her $500,000 to recant her 1994 testimony against Petty. Because Petty failed to register as a sex offender in California, where he currently resides, he was hit with a new charge. Petty pleaded guilty to the new charge on September 10th. He faces a mandatory minimum of 10-years in prison, and a lifetime of supervised release (probation), if convicted on the new charge. Petty is set to be sentenced in that case on January 24, 2022.

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