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.
I would cross the ocean for u. I would go & bring u the moon. Promise u. For u I will. I love my brother so much man. Can’t believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk. May God bless him and his union. Tonight has been one of my favorite nights of all time. I do anything to see my brothers smile.
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.