Report: Nicki Minaj's Brother Charged With Raping 12-year-old

Nicki Minaj and brother, Jelani Maraj

Report: Nicki Minaj's Brother Charged With Raping 12-year-old

He was arraigned Thursday in Long Island, N.Y.

Published December 4, 2015

Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, 37, has reportedly been charged with raping a 12-year-old.

According to Newsday, Maraj was arraigned Thursday in Long Island on the charge of first-degree rape of a pre-teen. He was also freed from the Nassau County jail in East Meadow on $100,000 bail.

The Nassau County district attorney has yet to reveal any information about the case. Maraj married Jacqueline Robinson at the Coral House on Milburn Lake in Baldwin, New York, last summer — an event his sister bankrolled to the tune of $30,000.

At the time, Nicki, had high praise for her brother and said she would “cross an ocean” for him while also claiming that his wedding night was one of her favorite events ever.

“I love my brother so much man,” she wrote in an Instagram post the day of the wedding. “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.” is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Paul Meara


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