The brother of Nicki Minaj is sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his step-daughter


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In 2015, Jelani Maraj he was arrested after being denounced by violation of a minormore specifically step-daughter of 11 years. The defendant was at that time married to Jacqueline Robinson, and the small was the daughter of his new wife from a past relationship. By then, his sister Nicki Minaj (37 years) paid $ 100,000 by way of security so that his brother could get out of jail, but the final resolution of the case will stick to Jelani in prison.

After almost five years, finally the Supreme Court of Long Island has sentenced the defendant to comply a sentence of 25 years to life imprisonment sexual assault against a minor and endangering the welfare of a child.

During the trial, the small, told with full detail like your stepfather he had abused her from April to November of 2015, repeated twice a day while her mother was working. In addition, specified that Maraj’s called them ‘the puppet’ and threatened to attack it physically if opposed some kind of resistance.

The artist with his brother, in an event.

The artist with his brother, in an event.


In addition to his testimony, his little brother, who had witnessed what happened on more than one occasion, also testified during the trial, although it was a sample of DNA found in her pajamas of the little girl what eventually sentenced to Jelani. For its part, the defense stated that it was all a ruse prepared by Jacqueline to get a compensation of $ 25 million that would be in charge of Nicki Minaj. However, the singer has not been involved in any of the trials, and from that moment has been estranged from his brother, remaining aloof from the controversy.

Despite the fact that Jelani Maraj has been found guilty, their lawyers they are going to appeal the sentence. In one of the final stages of the case, the defendant pleaded not guilty, claiming that at that time I had problems with the alcohol: “I would like to apologize for the pain that I caused. I had a problem with excessive drinking“. We will have to wait to find out how to close this stage. For the moment, his sister Nicki Minaj has not commented about it on their social networks.

The singer in the 'Camp: Notes on Fashion'.

The singer in the ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’.


The same that was used in October to unveil his wedding with Kenneth Petty. It was the artist herself who gave the news in its account of Instagram. In a video that was hanging on that social network you can see two cups with the message ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’along with the two caps where you can read ‘bride’ and ‘groom’. The rapper wrote the following message: “Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10·21·19”, which comes to refer to his real name and his name linked with that of her husband. In addition, it appeared the date of the link, the Monday, October 21.

A news that came just a few weeks after the singer made an incredible statement on Twitter: “I have decided to retire and raise a family. Is that this makes you happy,” he wrote, making it clear that he intended to meet soon one of the illusions of his life: to be a mom.

The singer he started out with Petty at the end of 2018 and made official their relationship in December of that same year to publish a number of images of both in his profile of Instagram.. “He wants you to be his wife“wrote the artist on this social network. Since then, he has not stopped sharing pictures of the two of them together; even Petty came to tattooing in the neck as a token of love the first name of her, Onika.

Few data are known of the husband of the singer. It is a man of 41 years, executive of music and with a record of police including accusations of alleged killings and rapes, something that has not pleased the admirers of the singer, when they learned of the engagement.