This is troubling.

The brother of pop superstar Nicki Minaj has been charged with the rape of a twelve-year-old girl, according to Newsday.
The brother of award-winning singer and rapper Nicki Minaj has been charged in Nassau with raping a child, according to a source with knowledge of the case.

Jelani Maraj, 37, of Baldwin, was arraigned Thursday on first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, according to online court and jail records. The child is 12, according to the source.

Bail was set at $100,000, said the Nassau district attorney’s office, which declined to comment on the case, including the circumstances of the case, the age of the child and how the matter came to authorities’ attention.
Nicki and her brother are close, and reportedly fitted the bill for his wedding this past summer.

By Glenn Erby

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