Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, 37, has been charged with raping a minor.
Maraj was arraigned Thursday evening on first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, according to online court and jail records. The alleged victim is only 12 years old.
Shortly thereafter, he was freed from Nassau County jail on $100,000 bail.
Maraj was married in New York last summer, and Minaj reportedly helped pay for it, spending approximately $30,000. Minaj posted a photo at the event with her brother to her Instagram account:
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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.
It is not known if Minaj paid Maraj’s bail. The pop singer also hasn’t commented on the charges.
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