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Nicki Minaj’s Brother Charged with Rape

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Nicki Minaj has expressed her love for her brother Jelani Maraj throughout her career. Three months ago, the mega-star flooded her Instagram with pictures of the two on his wedding day.

“Can’t believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk,” she mentioned in the caption.


Now, tears may be shedding for another reason as Minaj’s brother has reportedly been charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

According to Newsday, Jelani Maraj, 37, was arraigned Thursday for first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

He has since been released on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec.9.