Nicki Minaj’s brother is going to trial after being charged with raping a 12-year-old girl.
Reports the New York Post:
The “Super Bass” rapper had previously put up the $100,000 bond that sprang her brother, Jelani Maraj, 38, of Long Island from custody in Nassau County in 2015 – and Maraj has the full support of his superstar sister, his defense lawyer said.
Maraj’s attorney, David Schwartz, said that Minaj is standing by her brother’s side “absolutely, 100 percent,” Newsday reported Tuesday.
Maraj, a Baldwin resident, was arrested in December 2015 after he was accused of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against a 12-year-old.
He has pleaded not guilty in the case, in which he faces up to life in prison if convicted of the top count.
Maraj’s lawyer insists that the accusations are false.
Reportedly, the prosecution’s evidence includes pajama pants with Maraj’s alleged DNA on them “in the groin area.”
Photo: Nassau County PD