Jelani Maraj, Nicki Minaj’s 37 year old brother has been charged with raping a 12-year-old. He was arrested this Thursday on a first degree rape charge.
He was released on bail from Nassau County jail in New York for £66,000 bail. It is said Nicki herself paid the bail.
Nicki is standing by her brother although not a lot of details have been released to the public as Nassau district attorney’s office have refused to give a comment.
A source close to Nicki said: ‘She was prepared to do anything for her brother.’
In August Jelani got married to his long term girlfriend Jacqueline Robinson in New York. During this event Nicki posted a very emotional message to her Instagram: ‘Tonight has been one of my favourite nights of all time. I do anything to see my brother smile.’
Nicki’s representatives have been contacted for a comment but have yet to reply.