Jelani Maraj 37-year-old Nicki Minaj’s brother charged with raping a 12-year-old



Jelani Maraj, 37, was arrested on Thursday on a first-degree rape charge before being freed from a Nassau County jail in New York on £66,000 bail, according to online court and jail records as well as a source close to the case. No further details about the alleged incident have yet been revealed and the Nassau district attorney’s office has declined to comment.

In August, the Anaconda rapper, 32, took to Instagram to declare her love for Jelani as he wed his long-time girlfriend Jacqueline Robinson in Baldwin, New York. Posting several snaps of them together,

she wrote: “Jelani, I love u more than you’ll ever comprehend. “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 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.”

As well as Jelani, Nicki has a younger brother named Micaiah and a sister, Ming.