Pound the alarm.
Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, could be going back to prison.
Petty, 43, pleaded guilty during a virtual court hearing Thursday to a charge of failure to register as a sex offender in California, per court documents obtained by Page Six.
His change of heart — he previously said he was not guilty — appears to be part of a plea deal that he signed with the Assistant United States Attorney in August.
Petty is now facing up to 10 years in prison — the maximum sentence allowed for the crime — and a lifetime of supervised release.
He is due back in court on Jan. 24, 2022, for sentencing.
Petty’s attorneys didn’t immediately get back to us.
Petty was arrested in March 2020 after he was ordered to register as a sex offender in California in November 2019 and failed to do so.
He was previously convicted of attempting to rape a 16-year-old girl in 1994 and was already registered as a sex offender in New York. He moved out of the state after marrying the “Starships” rapper in October 2019.
Minaj, 38, came to Petty’s defense in December 2018, writing on Instagram at the time, “He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship. But go awf, internet, y’all can’t run my life. y’all can’t even run y’all own life.”
However, Petty’s accuser, Jennifer Hough, claimed in a recent lawsuit against the couple that she was never in a relationship with him and that they were the same age at the time of the incident.
Minaj and Petty welcomed their first child, a son, in September 2020.