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As the child rape trial for Nick Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, continues on, earlier reports that the rapper would be taking the stand to testify have since been shot down. According to TMZ, the Queens superstar will allegedly skip the trial altogether despite a connection that she was a possible target of an extortion attempt brought by the victim’s family.

TMZ reports:

Sources close to Nicki tell TMZ … she won’t be involved in any way in Jelani Maraj’s Long Island court case, where he stands accused of raping an 11-year-old girl — his stepdaughter at the time.

We’re told Minaj never planned to take the stand, and her bro’s legal team telling news outlets she was on their witness list was simply false. There were reports Nicki would testify the alleged victim’s mom tried to extort her for millions.

Jelani’s trial started last week, but the bottom line here is Nicki won’t be anywhere near the proceedings.

Maraj’s attorney wasn’t as firm on that detail, telling the outlet that their side isn’t sure if Nicki Minaj will appear in court.

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