Nicki Minaj bailed her brother, Jelani Maraj, out of jail with an unfathomable $100,000 bond after he was charged with child rape. It’s a move that is being questioned, but Nicki wants to have her brother’s back.
Nicki Minaj is willing to do anything to help her big brother, Jelani Maraj, even if that means spending serious dough when he allegedly committed a horrific crime. Jelani was accused of raping a 12-year-old (gender unknown), but Nicki posted a $100,000 bond to get him out of jail before his court hearing. Wow!
Nicki posted bail for her brother on Friday, December 4, in Nassau County, New York. Jelani was charged with first degree rape and first degree sexual assault after allegedly attacking a 12-year-old. According to court documents, Nicki put up $100,000 for her older brother, using two homes that she owns — one used by Jelani, and the other by her mother — as means for the bond.
Jelani’s charges are due to allegedly raping a child “he had access to” over the course of three months. The charge of felony rape stems from an April 1, 2015 incident, according to court documents obtained by HollywoodLife.com. While he’s made bail, thanks to his sister, he’ll have to return for his court date on Monday, December 7. If he’s found guilty, he faces between nine and 25 years in prison! There’s no word yet on if there will be a plea deal.
Jelani made news in August 2015 for a very different reason: he married longtime girlfriend Jacqueline Robinson at the Coral House in Baldwin, New York. It was an extravagant affair, also paid for by Nicki. She put down $40,000 for the wedding! She posted about how emotional she was about her brother’s important day, and how she’d do anything to see her brother happy. She’s clearly living up to that statement.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Nicki posted her brother’s bail? Tell us in the comments!