Nicki Minaj older brother, Jehlani Maraj, has been indicted on rape charges involving a 12-year-old girl.
The rapper’s brother was formally charged following review by a grand jury in New York’s Nassau County earlier this month. Jehlani Maraj was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, which is a misdemeanor, and also two felony counts of sexual conduct against a child. If found guilty he could be sentenced to 15 years to life imprisonment.
Nicki Minaj also employs her brother, according to a report from Bossip. Maraj’s next court date is set for May 26, he has pleaded not guilty.
Nicki Minaj famously rapped about her two brothers on her single “I’m The Best” where she opened up about grinding hard to provide a better life for them, especially her young brother.
“I remember when I couldn’t buy my mother a couch / Now I’m sittin’ at the closin’ bought my mother a house / You could never understand why I grind like I do / Mikiyah and Gulani while I grind like I do,” she raps.