Nicki Minaj is in the news because of her brother Jelani Maraj. Her brother has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for reportedly raping an 11-year-old girl in his Long Island home by the Long Island courtroom. He was arrested in the year 2015 on the charges of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. Maraj has been accused of reportedly raping his stepdaughter who was a minor back then. He was convicted in the year 2017 when the victim testified the charges saying that he raped her when her mother and Maraj's wife went to work.
As per the reports, the victim's younger brother too testified to the accusations stating that he once walked in when Maraj was assaulting his sister. Further, Maraj's attorney asked for a second chance for him stating that he had a problem with alcohol along with other issues like hypertension, gout and anaemia, as reported by Arab News. His lawyers requested for a minimum punishment of 10-years for him.
Nick Minaj hasn't commented on this yet and even though she was one of the potential witnesses for the defence in the trial, she never testified for brother. However, when he was arrested, Nicki shelled out $100,000 for her brother's bail. She put up two of her homes for collateral to cover his $100,000 fee. Reportedly, during the time of the sentencing, the lawyer read of a letter written by Nicki to her brother. She called him as the "most patient, gentle, genuine, giving selfless man I know," as reported by Page Six.
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