Nicki Minaj’s older brother, Jelani Maraj, who recently got married has been charged on Long Island for allegedly raping a 12-year-old child.
Jelani had reportedly been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct with a child, according to Newsday. Specifically, the alleged charges include the reported raping of a child, repeatedly, over the course of three months. The alleged victim was someone whom Jelani reportedly “had access to,” according to the New York Daily News.
Jelani, 37, was arraigned Thursday on a first-degree rape charge and freed from a Nassau County jail on $100,000 bail.
Jelani is due back in court on Dec. 9 to face the charges.
Nicki Minaj, 32, is just praying that the charges against her brother, Jelani Maraj, 37, “will be proven false.” A source EXCLUSIVELY revealed to HollywoodLife that Nicki is devastated by the whole situation, and is coping in the best way she can.
“Nicki’s at a loss for words at her brother’s situation,” a source EXCLUSIVELY explained to HollywoodLife. “Her heart has dropped. She loves her brother terribly and is hoping these charges will be proven false.
source: hollywoodlife.com; nydailynews.com