Nicki Minaj: Brother Reportedly Charged with Child Rape


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The brother of rap star Nicki Minaj has been arrested, according to reports. He is accused of raping a child.

Newsday first reported that 37-year-old Jelani Maraj has already been arraigned on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct with a child.

According to court documents, the minor in question is 12

Fox reports that Maraj has posted $100,000 bail, and was released on Thursday.

Just a few months ago, Minaj posted photos on Instagram of his wedding.

"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," she wrote.