In 1995, Nicki’s husband, Kenneth Petty, served almost four years in prison after he pled guilty to first degree rape at knifepoint. In 2022, he was sentenced to house arrest for failing to register as a sex offender in California.
Nicki was previously named in a lawsuit that accused Kenneth of “harassment and witness intimidation,” and she has also spread misinformation about the case. Her name has since been dropped from the ongoing suit.
Meanwhile, Nicki’s brother, Jelani Maraj, was accused of repeatedly raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter in 2017. In 2020, a judge sentenced him to 25 years to life in prison for predatory sexual assault.
In addition, Nicki has worked closely with the rapper 6ix9ine, who previously pleaded guilty to use of a child in a sexual performance.