The conversation finally shifted to the alleged harassment she was dealing with from the couple. Hough shared with The Real’s host that she did speak with Minaj directly. “I did. In March of 2020. She called me, and she said that she got word that I was willing to help them out in a situation,” she revealed.  “I didn’t understand what she was referring to. She offered to fly me and my family to LA. I turned it down. And I told her, woman to woman, this really happened. And I hadn’t spoken to her since.”

When detailing the harassment, Hough explained that the couple was “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 regards to helping her, helping them in this situation. 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 because they’re going to use that money to put on my head.”

When asked by Houghton what it is she wants from the lawsuit, Hough explains she wants Minaj and Petty to “know that they were wrong. You can’t do this to people. You shouldn’t do this to people. He did something a long time ago, and he had consequences that he was supposed to stick with,” she begins. “What they did to me and my family wasn’t ok. It wasn’t right, and it doesn’t matter how much money you have. It doesn’t matter what your status is, you can’t intimidate people to make things go better for you. And that’s what they did. I want my daughters to know that as they grow, as they experience life as they come in contact with friends, family, strangers, whatever, that they’ll have the strength to know that they have a voice, and they should use it. And don’t ever let anybody try to silence them.” 

The couple will have more things to worry about than Minaj’s cousin’s friend and his swollen testicles.

Petty is currently awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty for failing to register as a sex offender in California. Petty was arrested on the charge in March 2020 and initially pleaded not guilty. Federal court documents revealed he eventually to agreed to a plea deal in August 2021, formally entering the guilty plea. He will learn his fate on Monday, January 24, 2022.

You can catch Hough speaking on Minaj and Petty’s alleged shenanigans in full on The Real today at 11 am ET.