- Date of Birth:
- January 1, 1978
- Saint James
Jelani Maraj (born in 1978 in Trinidad & Tobago) is Nicki Minaj’s brother. He grew up with the rapper and their two parents in Trinidad and Tobago, but when their father, who was addicted to drugs and alcohol and had a violent temper, burned the house down in 1987, they were sent to live with their grandmother. During this time, Nicki’s mom moved to New York City, and the kids eventually joined her in Queens. Jelani was allegedly charged with raping a 12-year-old child who he “had access to” in Dec. 2015. His charges included first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct with a child, but he was released from jail on $100,000 bond. His sentence is pending, but could result in nine-25 years in prison if he’s found guilty.
Best Known For:
Jelani is best known for being Nicki Minaj’s brother.
Jelani married his longtime girlfriend, Jacqueline Robinson, in an extravagant, $300,000 affair in Baldwin, New York on Aug. 22, 2015. Nicki reportedly paid for the nuptials.