Police in Long Island have arrested rapper Nicki Minaj‘s brother on charges of sexual assault of a minor.
Jelani Maraj, 37, was released on $100,000 bail after his arrest Thursday on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual misconduct against a child, according to online court records obtained by Newsday.
Jelani Maraj, of Baldwin, is accused of raping a 12-year-old child according to Newsday.
Nicki is close to her older brother whom she often references in her rhymes.
In “All Things Go,” she raps, “And I know Jelani will always love me and I’ll always love him / And I’m just his little sister, not Nicki Minaj when I’m around him.”
It isn’t clear if the minor is a girl or a boy.