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Brother of Nicki Minaj reportedly charged with rape of 12-year-old

Bailed: Maraj and his rap star sister at the wedding
Bailed: Maraj and his rap star sister at the wedding

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.