Nicki Minaj Supports Her Mom By Visiting Her Brother In Jail
Jelani Maraj receives a jail visit from his mother, and sister, Nicki Minaj.
TMZ reports that Nicki Minaj recently visited her brother, Jelani Maraj, in jail for the first time since he was found guilty of raping his former stepdaughter. Nicki and Jelani reportedly used to have a close bond, but since the allegations surfaced she has become distant. Apparently, Nicki only showed up to support her mother, Carol Maraj.
Last week, after a month long trial, Jelani was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. The 11 year old victim, who remains unidentified due to her being underage, testified in court – sharing gruesome details of the sexual assault.
“It was a Saturday morning. I had went to him to go say “good morning.” I had hugged him as usual. I went to go lie next to him as I usually do. When I did that, he told me to go close the door. He told me to take off my pants. Then he told me to come under the covers with him and he started caressing me. He would call me his puppet and [say] I had no say in what he did to me.”
Jelani will be sentenced next month. He is facing 25 years to life in prison.
Nicki Minaj has yet to release one statement on her brother’s conviction.