Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth “Zoo” Petty are facing some serious allegations. Petty’s sexual assault victim Jennifer Hough, who’s suing the couple for harassment and witness intimidation, is working with attorney Tyrone Blackburn Esq., and he claims they are members of a New York-based gang known as the Makk Balla Brims.
According to All Hip Hop,court documents cite a recent trip to Queens, New York as evidence, which Blackburn submitted to presiding judge Eric Vitaliano.
“[Kenneth] Petty and [Nicki] Maraj were both in this district, in Jamaica Queens, New York,” Blackburn told Vitaliano. “As seen on an Instagram live video currently up on Maraj’s Instagram page, both Maraj and Petty were seen associating with members of the Makk Ballers set of the Bloods Gang. Petty and Maraj are both members of this gang.
“Shortly after Petty and Maraj 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.’”
Hough sat down with The Real for her first public interview in September and explained why she was filing the suit.
“In March of 2020, [Nicki] called me and said she got word I was willing to help them out in the situation,” she said. “I didn’t understand what she was referring to, and she offered to fly me and my family to L.A. I turned it down. I told her, woman-to-woman, this really happened and I haven’t spoken to her since.”
In an exclusive interview,, Jennifer Hough, the woman suing Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty over allegations including witness intimidation and harassment, opens up about the lawsuit and speaks out for the first time on camera. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/NTiGMUzsLo
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Hough then alleged Nicki’s associates attempted to pay her a large sum of cash to help them with the situation as she detailed the harassment she experienced.
“[They were] sending people to negotiate numbers as far as money is concerned with family members, and Nicki is the one who personally reached out to me in regard to helping her, helping them in this situation,” she continued. “And then the threats that I received because I kept saying no to every offer, to every suggestion. The last incident was when one of their associates put $20,000 on my lap, and I still kept saying no. The last message I received was that I should have taken the money ’cause they’re going to take that money to put on my head.”
Hough and her lawyers claim a man name Black associated with the couple threatened her life on social media after refusing his offer of $20,000 in cash. They say members of the Makk Balla gang have been threatening to retaliate against Hough to the point she had to relocate to another state.
The court papers also reportedly state Petty and Nicki offered Hough $500,000 to recant her story claiming he raped her at knife-point in 1994. Nicki, on the other hand, believes Blackburn is simply looking for clout after seeking a $15 million default judgment against the couple for failing to respond to the court paperwork, something Nicki explained was accidental.
“My failure to respond to the complaint was the product of an innocent mistake, and I ask the court to excuse the delay so that I can defend what I believe to be an entirely frivolous case which plaintiff’s counsel has brought against me in an effort to use my name to generate publicity for himself,” she said in the docs. “My husband is approximately 5’9’’ tall and weighs no more than 175 pounds. Further, there is no person who resides in our house or who was present there on September 15, 2021, who fits the description contained in the affidavit of service.”
Hough and her attorneys are seeking $20 million.