Nicki Minaj’s 37-year-old brother, Jelani Maraj, has been accused of raping 12 year old minor several times between April and November.
Jelani was arraigned Thursday in a Long Island hospital on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against a child, stated a Nassau County court official.
He was arrested on Tuesday but suffered from an unknown medical condition that required him to be arraigned two days later at Nassau University Medical Center.
Nicki Minaj paid her brothers, Jelani Maraj, $100,000 bail on Friday after he was arrested on charges of raping a 12-year-old, using two of her houses as collateral.
Investigators wrote in court documents that the victim was raped 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, who won two American Music Awards last month for favorite artist and album-rap/hip-hop, did not immediately comment through a representative.
Nicki Minaj and her brother are extremely close, according to her Instagram post of her attendance to his wedding in August.
“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.
She expressed her love, and the pictures generated hundreds of thousands of likes, but the comments section quickly filled up with vicious and disgruntled comments directed at her and her brother.