updated 3:27 PM UTC, Oct 27, 2016

Nicki Minaj’s Brother Charged With Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

Nicki Minaj's Brother Charged With Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

( 4UMF NEWS ) Nicki Minaj’s Brother Charged With Raping 12-Year-Old Girl:

The recently married older brother of pop singer Nicki Minaj was charged on Long Island with raping a 12-year-old child, according to a report.

Jelani Maraj, 37, was arraigned Thursday on a first-degree rape charge and freed from a Nassau County jail on $100,000 bail, according to Newsday.

Details about the incident, including when it occurred, were not immediately available.

Minaj, the Jamaica, Queens-bred startlet who rose to fame with hits like “Anaconda,” divvied up about $30,000 for her brother’s wedding with bride Jacqueline Robinson in late August at the Coral house in Baldwin, N.Y.

“Can’t believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk,” Minaj wrote on Instagram at the time, next to a photo of her standing alongside her brother.

“May God bless him and his union,” she added. “Tonight has been one of my favorite nights of all time. I do anything to see my brothers smile.”

Minaj, 32, took home the American Music Awards’ rap/hip-hop artist of the year prize in October and has been hailed as one of the most influential female rappers of all time.


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