Nicki Minaj Bails Out Brother Charged With Raping 12-Year-Old Child

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 12/07/2015 | 10:30 AM EST

Rapper posts $100,000 bond for her brother Jelani Maraj

Nicki Minaj is standing by her big brother, Jelani Maraj, who's been charged with raping a 12-year-old child. The Pinkprint rapper posted his bail on Friday.

Court documents show Minaj covered the $100,000 bond backed by two homes she owns (one is occupied by her brother, the other by her mother). Maraj, 37, had been arraigned Thursday in Nassau County, New York on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

An alleged source told Page Six, "[Nicki] was prepared to do anything for her brother."

The source added that Minaj was willing to offer a letter of credit from a California bank account worth in excess of $2 million if the bail had been higher.

Minaj has yet to speak out about the allegations against her brother.


(Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

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