Nicki Minaj’s brother charged with raping pre-teen

The victim was reportedly a 12-year-old.

Jelani Maraj, the brother of music artist Nicki Minaj (né Onika Maraj) has reportedly been charged with raping a 12-year-old.


“Jelani Maraj, 37, of Baldwin, was arraigned Thursday on first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child,” Newsday reported.


Maraj was released from jail on a $100,000 bail, and the Nassau County district attorney did not release any further information regarding the case.


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