Nicki Minaj’s Brother Charged With Raping 12-Year-Old

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Nicki Minaj’s older brother has been charged with first-degree rape.

Jelani Maraj, 37, was arraigned Thursday and charged with raping a 12-year-old. He was freed on a $100,000 bond from the Nassau County jail Friday.

Maraj got married to Jacqueline Robinson in New York in August. His famous sister footed the $30,000 bill. (VIDEO: Nicki Minaj Verbally Attacks Miley Cyrus While Accepting Award)

“I would cross the ocean for u,” Minaj wrote on Instagram during the festivities.

“I love my brother so much man. Can’t believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk. May God bless him and his union. Tonight has been one of my favorite nights of all time. I do anything to see my brothers smile.” (RELATED: Nicki Minaj: Miley Cyrus Has Some ‘Big Balls’ To Talk About Black Women)

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