Nicki Minaj’s Brother Charged With Raping a Minor

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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.

Nicki Minaj’s Brother Charged With Raping Minor