Brother of Nicki Minaj reportedly charged with rape of 12-year-old
The older brother of rap star Nicki Minaj has reportedly been arrested and charged in connection with the rape of a 12-year-old.
Jelani Maraj (37) was arraigned on first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, according to documents.
According to Newsday, the 37-year-old is accused of raping a 12-year-old.
Details regarding the alleged attack, such as the gender of the alleged victim, have not yet been disclosed by police.
Maraj recently married in a ceremony paid for by his award-winning sister.
In August, she posted a photo of her and Maraj at his wedding, writing 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….. 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.”
She has yet to release a statement regarding the alleged attack.
Maraj was arrested and later posted bail of $100,000 from a Nassau County jail.
He is due to appear in court next Wednesday, December 9.