Nicki Minaj’s Brother Charged With Raping a Minor

Jelani and Nicki. Photo: Nicki Minaj/Instagram

Nicki Minaj's older brother has been charged with raping a minor, reports Newsday. Jelani Maraj, 37 — whom Minaj has referenced in multiple songs, and whose wedding she Instagrammed many pictures of back in August — was reportedly arraigned in Long Island on Thursday for first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. According to the Daily News, he was released on $100,000 bail. The victim is allegedly 12 years old and "someone he had access to." Maraj is due back in court on December 9.