According to various news reports, Nicki Minaj’s older brother, Jelani Maraj was charged with first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and first-degree rape of a 12-year-old girl. Newsday states the 37-year-old was arraigned in a court on Thursday (Dec. 3) in Long Island, New York.
Reports also state that a bail has been set. The highly-decorated artist has shown support for her brother previous to this news, primarily posting an image of the pair on her Instagram account following her brother’s wedding three months ago.
The Queens native captioned the image: “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 brother smile.”
Details on the case are still forthcoming.