Nicki Minaj brother wedding: Nicki Minaj’s brother charged with raping child, 12
According to media reports Saturday, Nicki Minaj’s older brother has been accused of raping a child younger than 13 several times between April and November.
As reported by USA Today, Jelani Maraj, 37, of Baldwin, was arraigned Thursday in a Long Island hospital on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against a child,
A Nassau County court official said he was arrested on Tuesday but suffered an unknown medical condition that required him to be arraigned two days later at Nassau University Medical Center.
It was not immediately clear if Maraj entered a plea, but he was released on $100,000 bail. His New York City attorney did not return repeated telephone calls seeking comment on Friday.
Investigators wrote in court documents that the victim was younger than 13 and that Maraj raped the child several times. Some details in the court documents were blacked-out by a judge.
A spokesman for the district attorney’s office declined to comment on the allegations.
Minaj, did not immediately comment through a representative.
The Grammy award wining entertainer, who turns 33 next week, was born on Trinidad as Onika Maraj and was raised in Queens.
She attended her brother’s wedding to fiancée Jacqueline Robinson in August on Long Island, according to her Instagram, which shows her, in a form-fitting red dress, hugging him and her parents.
“Jelani, I love u more than you’ll ever comprehend,” her post on one picture read.
“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,” read the post on another picture.