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The woman who accused Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, of sexual assault criticized the rapper for attempting to make her retract her claims in her first TV interview.

Jennifer Hough appeared on daytime talk show The Real on Wednesday, September 22, where she revealed she was tired of being afraid.

She previously accused Nicki and Petty of running a campaign of intimidation and bribery to drop her claims.

Hough alleged that Nicki and her associates repeatedly reached out to her and her family in an effort to get her to deny she was sexually assaulted by Petty in 1994, when she was 15.

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Petty, 43, served four years in prison for attempted rape and seven years for first-degree manslaughter as a young man.

Speaking to hosts Garcelle Beauvais and Adrienne Bailon on The Real, Hough said:

"I feel like the actions that were taken in regards to this whole situation have put me in a different type of fear... and it was wrong. I don't want to be afraid anymore. So the only way not to be afraid is to continue to speak up."

She recalled her sexual assault, saying Petty forced her into a house after they met at a bus stop. Afterwards, Hough called the police and watched as they brought Petty out of the house in handcuffs. Police took her to a nearby hospital for a rape kit.

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Petty was convicted and placed on a sex offender list, but Nicki has always maintained her husband and Jennifer were dating at the time of the incident. She insisted Petty was 15 at the time.

"It wasn't true," Hough said. "We both were 16, we were never in a relationship. I just felt woman to woman that was wrong of her."

Petty recently pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in California. He has entered a plea deal which calls for him to serve prison time. He will learn his sentence in an upcoming hearing.

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Petty is suing New York officials to get his name off the state's Sex Offender Registry.

He claims he never got the chance to challenge the default ruling back in 2004 because he was in prison at the time, and he was never served with a summons.

Hough is suing Nicki and Petty for intentional infliction of emotional distress, harassment, and witness intimidation.

Watch Hough's interview below.
 

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Rihanna's Savage x Fenty show is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video. The star-studded lineup includes some of today's hottest artists and models. However, one rapper won't be among the lineup.

Nicki made headlines last week when she told her Twitter followers she was unvaccinated. She urged them to do their own research and stop watching the mainstream news.

NSNBC anchor Joy Reid dragged Nicki and accused her of jeopardizing the lives of Black people with her vaccine "misinformation."

Over 70% of Black NY residents are unvaccinated.

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Now Rihanna 33, is weighing in. MTO News has learned that Rihanna dropped Nicki, 38, from her upcoming show Fenty x Savage show.

A source tells MTO:

"Rihanna was cool, she wanted Nicki in the show, but the powers that be are forcing her to cut Nicki out. There are powerful people out there trying to cancel Nicki."

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Rihanna's star-studded lineup includes pop singer Normani (pictured); actress Thuso Mbedu, models Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Jeremy Pope, Leiomy Adriana Lima, Alek Wek, pop artists Erykah Badu, Nas, Daddy Yankee, Jazmine Sullivan, Ricky Martin, and more!

Below is a preview of the fashion show.
 

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Nicki Minaj doxxed a newspaper reporter who contacted her cousin to say CNN was threatening to expose him.

Nicki has been under fire for her claim that a friend of her cousin's experienced impotency and swollen testicles after getting the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.

Nicki's tweets sparked denials from the CDC, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the White House. She was reported booted off Twitter twice.

The drama boiled over on Friday after a Trinidad-based reported, Sharlene Rampersad contacted Nicki's cousin via WhatsApp to request an interview.

When the unidentified cousin ignored the reporter's interview request, she wrote:

"CNN is in the country looking for you. And when they find you, they won't hesitate to reveal where you live where your gf lives... anything and anyone who is tied to you."

Rampersad promised not to reveal his contact info to CNN if he spoke with her.

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Nicki was livid. She took to social media and shared screengrabs of the WhatsApp conversation between the reporter and her cousin.

Nicki claimed her cousin is now in hiding from CNN and she accused the reporter and CNN of "threatening my family in Trinidad". She added, "it won't bode well for you."

In another post on her Instagram Story, Nicki called the reporter a "dirty h*e" and published her phone number.

The reporter responded: "I will be taking you to court @nickiminaj."

Nicki's "Barbz" reportedly called the reporter's number and tagged CNN in their tweets.

One Twitter user wrote:

"Apparently, the real issue for CNN is that Nikki engaged in Free Speech (yes, I disagree with her stance on COVID, but, she's entitled to it)."

Another person tweeted:

"I have always been a CNN supporter & thought the left had some sense but this situation with Nicki Minaj has opened my eyes that main stream media is all about pushing their agendas and tearing apart and LYING on anyone who doesnt fit their agenda."

And a third person wrote:

"@CNN and @Guardian are literally harassing and THREATENlNG Nicki Minaj's family in Trinidad if her they do not talk to them! How is this legal?! It needs to stop NOW."

Nicki also dragged CNN host Don Lemon for criticizing her on his program.

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A small but vocal group of Nicki Minaj supporters protested outside the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Wednesday.

According to Yahoo! News, the group was comprised of members of the anti-vaccine Black Hammer organization.

The protesters shouted "Nicki told the truth!" and "Fauci lied to me!" - referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Covid-19 adviser to Pres. Joe Biden.

The demonstrators also chanted "down with the CDC, Fauci lies to me."

A man in a black mask holding a megaphone said, "Nicki Minaj said I'm not going to take your vaccine."

The activists approached cars leaving the CDC headquarters on the city's northeast side.

Nicki sparked controversy earlier this week when she tweeted her reason for skipping this year's Met Gala.

The "Anaconda" rapper told her 22.6 million followers she was unvaccinated and preferred to do her own research before getting the vaccine.

She also claimed a friend of her cousin in her native Trinidad experienced impotency and swollen testicles after getting the shots.

Health ministers in Trinidad held an urgent press conference to deny the claim.

The ministers told the BBC "there is absolutely no reported side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad."

Watch the video below.

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Nicki Minaj launched into an expletive-filled rant on Instagram on Wednesday, after being accused of lying about being invited to the White House.

Nicki caused liberals' heads to explode on Twitter.com on Wednesday, after she retweeted a video of Fox News host Tucker Carlson defending her decision to challenge the vaccine mandates.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Nicki said she skipped the Met Gala on Monday because she is unvaccinated and she wanted to do more research about natural immunity.

The mom-of-one was criticized for doing independent research and making her own health decisions without their input.

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Nicki lashed out at her followers who called Carlson a "white supremacist."

The rapper told Twitter followers that she'd been invited to the White House to discuss her concerns about side effects of the Covid-19 vaccination with top health officials.

Nicki, who recently suggested the vaccine can lead to impotency and swollen testicles, wrote on Twitter:

"The White House has invited me & I think it's a step in the right direction. Yes, I'm going. I'll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I'll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human."

The rapper subsequently asked her Twitter followers to send their questions and concerns to her, so she can relay them to health officials.

In response to one post from a fan, she wrote:

"I'm doing it, babe. If you guys have questions you'd like me to ask, leave in the comments. You'll see it in real time with full transparency."

However, a White House official debunked Nicki's claim, and told NBC News that the "Starships" rapper had only been "offered" a call to discuss questions about "the safety and effectiveness" of the vaccine.

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Nicki hit back in a video posted to her Instagram page - after alleging she had been banned from Twitter due to her controversial posts about the vaccine.

She told her followers:

"Let me ask y'all something. In the 10, 12, 13 years, however many years you guys have known of me. Do y'all think that I would go on the Internet and lie about being invited to the f**king White House? Like, what? Do you guys see what is happening right now? Oh my goodness!"

She alleged that the call from the White House was genuine, and her manager was present when she took the call.

She claimed that she was invited to attend a meeting with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the U.S. President, but was also told she could do a live chat if she preferred.

"It's disgusting that a person can't speak about just questions or thoughts they're having about something they're gonna have to put in their body - that this attack is this hateful and purposeful. Y'all saying all this s**t on the internet wouldn't make a f**king peep in real life to these artists that you tweet and comment every f**king day."

Nicki added:

"We're living in a place without free health care. So anybody in this country has the right to question anything about their health because if your health matters that f**king much there would be free f**king health care, bozos."

The "Bang Bang" star concluded by promising her followers she would "follow up on this tomorrow".

Nicki has been an outspoken critic of the COVID-19 vaccine in recent days. She urged her followers to do their own research and to not be bullied into taking the vaccines.

Watch Nicki's rant below.
 

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Nicki Minaj dissed MSNBC host Joy Reid after the Democrat TV host criticized her for saying she was skipping the Met Gala because she's unvaccinated.

Nicki, 39, recently sparked anger when she refused to get vaccinated after catching Covid-19 while shooting a video for Sunday's MTV VMAs.

The mother of one said she was concerned about spreading Covid to her infant son if she got vaccinated. People who are vaccinated can still contract and spread Covid-19.

"They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won't for the Met," she tweeted.

"It'll be once I feel I've done enough research. I'm working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one".

Among the many responses to Nicki's tweets was Joy Reid, the 52-year-old host of "The ReidOut." She slammed Nicki for spreading "misinformation" to her 22 million followers.

She was outraged that Nicki promoted vaccine hesitancy in the Black community. More than 70% of Black people are unvaccinated due to fears of past medical abuse by the government.

Nicki responded by tweeting a link to Joy Reid's video with the caption:

"The two white men sittin there nodding their heads cuz this uncle tomiana doing the work chile. How sad."

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Nicki Minaj refuses to get vaccinated to attend this year's Met Gala after catching Covid-19 while shooting a video for Sunday's MTV VMAs.

The 38-year-old rapper shared her concerns about the mRNA vaccines in a series of tweets on Monday afternoon.

She also questioned Met organizers demanding all attendees provide proof of full vaccination status.

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Nicki said she would get vaccinated after doing her research. She said if she gets the shots, "it won't be for the Met."

"They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won't [be] for the Met. It'll be once I feel I've done enough research. I'm working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one."

Responding to a follower who noticed Nicki hadn't made an appearance in a year, she wrote:

"I have an infant with no nannies during COVID. who mad? Not risking his health to be seen. One yaself."

In another tweet, she wrote:

"I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID?

"Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama?"

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She went on to question the effectiveness of the vaccines, noting that rapper Drake caught Covid-19 while fully vaccinated:

"'Get vaccinated?' Drake had just told me he got covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile."

Cases of vaccinated people coming down with the virus - known as 'breakthrough infections' - are considered rare, but still occur and can result in severe illness, hospitalization or even death, according to the CDC.

Nicki isn't discouraging people from getting the vaccines, particularly if they're forced to get the shots for work. She said she may get the vaccines to go on tour.

"I know babe. A lot of countries won't let ppl work w/o the vaccine. I'd def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families. I'm sure I'll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc."

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Nicki Minaj's husband has pleaded guilty for failing to register as a sex offender in California, and is now awaiting his prison sentence.

Kenneth "Zoo" Petty entered the guilty plea during a virtual hearing with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Thursday, according to PEOPLE.

His sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2022, during which he faces 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release.

Petty was convicted in 1995 of attempting to rape a 16-year-old girl and he spent over four years in jail for his crime.

He's registered in NY as a level 2 offender, which means he's considered a "moderate risk of repeat offense". Earlier this year, he sued to get his name removed from the sex offender registry in NY.

He was arrested in March 2020 for failure to register as a sex offender when he and Nicki moved to California.

At the time, he pleaded not guilty and posted $100,000 bail.

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Nicki, 38, and Kenneth, 43, married in October 2019 and welcomed a son together in September 2020.

In unrelated news, Nicki has reached out to the younger generation to collaborate with her on new music.

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The "Super Bass" rapper called on singers Kehlani, 26, (pictured) and Summer Walker, 25, to harmonize on new tracks, and the ladies are totally down to team up with her.

Nicki previewed one track on social media on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, she name-dropped several songstresses on Twitter - including Keke Wyatt, Tamar Braxton, and Brandy - "to redo" the vocals from the snippet.

Nicki tweeted she would "love to hear people who can really do it".

She also shared that she'd love guest vocals from Summer, Jhene Aiko, and Kehlani, writing they "can be good in the blend as well with their harmonies".

Summer responded, "I'd love that," and Nicki responded:

"Ok puddin pop. Love you. Dm (direct message) it or post it when u (you) want."

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Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson finished dead last in the 100 meter dash at the Wanda Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday.

Sha'Carri, who was banned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for smoking pot, finished 9th in the field during the "dream race" against Jamaica's 3 best sprinters.

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Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah, who won a gold medal at the Olympics, ran the 100 meter dash in 10.54 seconds, the best time in the world this year.

Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sherika Jackson followed close behind Thompson-Herah in the same 1-2-3 finish as the Olympics.

The Prefontaine Classic was billed as Sha'Carri's redemption race after she missed out on a medal at the Olympic Games. She debuted a long, blonde flaxen lacefront wig and 2-inch gel nails for the race.

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Afterwards, she defended her last place finish, saying she's not done yet.

"This is one race. I'm not done. You know what I'm capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the sh*t you want. Because I'm here to stay. I'm not done. I'm the sixth fastest woman in this game ever. Can't nobody ever take that from me!"

Sha'Carri opted not to run in the 200 meters after her disappointing finish in the 100 meters.

After her spectacular loss, social media lit up with memes and taunts mocking her for being arrogant before and after the race.

Rapper Nicki Minaj shaded Sha'Carri by posting a meme of a broom on her Instagram Story.

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Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, has filed a lawsuit to clear his good name. Petty says having his name on New York's Sex Offender Registry is causing him a lot of problems.

Petty is suing the State of New York and its Criminal Justice Services division to have his name removed from the sex offender's registry, because he claims he never got his day in court.

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According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Petty says he never received a notice of a hearing back in October 2004 while he was incarcerated.

Petty never got the chance to challenge the order placing his name on the NY sex offender's registry as a category level 2 sex offender.

Petty claims the notice of the hearing was sent to an address where he didn't live -- because he was in prison at the time.

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Now he wants his day in court to prove the "Kenny Petty" signature on the bottom of the notice is a forgery.

Petty claims whoever signed it also answered that he would not be attending the hearing. According to the new lawsuit, Petty claims he never got his constitutional right to due process to challenge the risk level assigned to him.

Because of this, Petty says he's suffered humiliation and financial loss -- as well as an embarrassing arrest last year for failing to register as a sex offender in California.