Nicki Minaj Jelani Maraj

A Long Island jury is still deliberating the fate of rapper Nicki Minaj’s older brother, Jelani Maraj, who is accused of raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter in 2015.

The panel of four women and eight men began deliberations on Wednesday. But an alternate juror who was relieved of service on Wednesday said he would have acquitted Maraj due to lack of evidence.

“I really do think he did something to her, but based on the evidence I just can’t convict him,” Labau, a custodian, said outside the courthouse in Mineola.

Maraj, 39, was arrested on December 1, 2015 and charged with repeatedly raping the then 11-year-old daughter of his wife of 5 months, Jacqueline Robinson.

The now 14-year-old teen took the witness stand and testified against her former stepfather. DNA evidence linking Maraj to the little girl’s pajama bottom. Robinson also took the stand to say Maraj molested her daughter.

In her closing arguments on Monday, Nassau Assistant District Attorney Emma Slane urged the jury to believe the girl’s story.

But defense attorney David Schwartz said the girl and the mother conspired to “shake down” Maraj’s younger sister, Nicki, for $25 million.

Alternate juror Labau told a reporter he didn’t believe the defense’s allegations of extortion but he also didn’t trust the victim’s testimony.

“I felt like her testimony seemed way too staged,” he said. “I was looking for more emotion, more crying. I wanted to believe everything she was saying, but it was just too much.”

The jury is in the second day of deliberations.

Maraj faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted.



  • Ms..N

    Now if they are still deliberating.How is it a hung jury?

  • thrift.store.jungle

    he is the worst kind of monster, if guilty. he should consider himself fortunate that he made it into the CJ system. there are many that would have taken justice into their own hands.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    4 women and 8 men, how is that equal? WTF
    We all know where this is heading…

  • Dowoop

    Now this pisses me off. Anyone with empathy for child molesters are just as bad,

  • Clorox

    if he walks i’m really gonna be upset. no words.

  • Yetunde

    I hope this case does not result in a hung jury, I feel hurt by this report.

  • Clorox

    how could the man say he was looking for more crying from the child, but at the same token, be more readily willing to believe the defense of a PEDOPHILE. this sounds like a jury full of BARBZ and that says a whole lot. this is really scary and sad

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    “I really do think he did something to her, but based on the evidence I just can’t convict him.” What in all the Hell? Really? So her describing her rape in detail and the DNA evidence there’s no evidence to convict him? Ok. Idk why this person is allowed outside of their house let alone on a jury. Disgusting!

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    Because it’s not base on equality. The justice system is pro rape culture. Which is why jurors and judges often say rape is ‘hard’ to prove. Do not be shocked. But no one ever really ‘get’ away with any wrong doings.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I had the same question…?

  • shun king

    told yall

  • Dowoop

    There is a question mark at the end of the title.

  • Renee26

    That alternate juror who was relieved of his services is probably a pedo too….how the hell you say it wasn’t enough evidence but his DNA was in her pj’s, the brother gave statements, the victim, and the mother…..they better look into his background too IJS

  • Marlika

    Where is this girls biological father? There no way this mofo should be untouched after he repeatedly raped that child! ? And I still say her mama needs to get bust upside her got damn head!!

  • Renee26

    Right….he’s a sick mf

  • Noirluv45

    I looked at the picture of him and that baby thinking about the wicked things he did to her. I swear I got sick. I’m so pissed, I don’t know what to do.

  • Renee26

    If it does there will be another trial…the child may not want to go through it all again

  • Noirluv45

    Right, because no one can convince me that mama didn’t have an inkling that something was going on with her baby and that cockroach she married.

  • Marlika

    Look at where his left arm is at in the picture. ? You see how he’s embracing the little girl and somewhat pushing the boy out? Why not embrace them both in a family photo? He could have easily drapped that arm around the boy embracing them both. ?

  • Noirluv45

    Hmmm. I had to scroll up to look at the pic again. Yep! The natural thing for him to do would be to put his arm around the boy who is standing next to him or embrace them both, but instead, like you said, he seems to be pushing the boy out. What a creep!

  • You Could Never

    If he gets off I am going to be so mad and sad. Just like I was when it was finally out the other day that Charlie Sheen raped Corey Haim after 30 YEARS of speculation. We have to do better by our young people. All of them. Monsters really are out there. RIP to Corey. I know Corey Feldman feels a HUGE wave of relief. What a weight to be carrying around out of fear all of these years. Fukk Judy Haim tho. I honestly believe that she took hush money from Charlie and is still taking it.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Labua is an idiot.

  • Clorox

    he’s a SICK DEMENTED PERVERT who needs to be PUNISHED TO THE FURTHEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. we know that won’t happen so i hope his square ass head gets boxed in the same way dahmer’s did.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I hope he doesn’t get off.

  • Clorox

    i pray he does get the time. this is infuriating me.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Justice will get served either way… Street justice… OrJustice of law… This perve is done along with the family that support this man including Icky … Do you really think God will let this one ride … Chile think again …. This man has done worse along with his demon sis …

  • hottlanta

    I am torn when I read being married for 5 months and having sex with the daughter. Did he have sex with her before the marriage. Some pedos would fake being a good husband for a year or 2 to make everyone comfortable/ study the home environment and then rape the child. For him to do in 5 months is something he is used to doing to her before the marriage. He didn’t waste any time he just dived right in. Something about this case isn’t right

  • shun king

    if you read the what she said and what the lil brother said it just seemed to movie ish..just like that MJ stuff….

  • 5000BlinK

    If it is true….he will have to answer to someone…someday. May not be on this earth or at this moment but he will have to answer for what he did IF he did anything?
    Cases like this are so hard when someone with money is involved. I have seen people do some strange, crazy, odd, stupid things for money. Money is a motive for pretty much everything…so much so that it over shadows the true sickness of some people.

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    Yo i feel this perv might actually get off!!!

  • 5000BlinK

    Its a Jury full of regular everyday people. Have you ever been called to do Jury duty?

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    Do you know how many kids get molested every day. You think you might know, but at age 11, you might think the change of behaviour is due to puberty or growing up. We need to stop automatically blaming the woman. they groom kids for a reason.

    Men have us repeatedly blaming the mothers/women and victims, btw.

  • SDot

    OMG if he get off that’s all Nicki’s good money!
    THis is so sadddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
    OMG you have money you can rape, Kill ppl, women and minors.
    What a world!?

  • hottlanta

    Was Corey the guy in that funny movie with Rodney Dangerfield with his son in college?

  • InsecureNEVA

    Where did you get this info? I would have thought this would be all over the news.

  • TheOwley

    And they want to throw Meek in jail for 4 years. What did I say about privilege and special treatment. “I was looking for more emotion, more crying. I wanted to believe everything she was saying, but it was just too much.” How dare she be the arbiter of how a rape victim acts. Some people should not sit on juries and this woman needs to jump off a tall building.

  • Quitedeliteful

    WOW!!! That was quick!! I didn’t even know the trial had started and now its almost over!!! I’m so torn over this. I really would like to believe he didn’t do this but semen on a little girl’s PJ’s ???

  • You Could Never

    Charlie is denying it. Over 100 folks came forward. Tabloid launched their own investigation. Been rumors for 3 decades it was Charlie

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    It was a male juror that said that.

  • Mango212

    What a sick monster for what he did to that 11 year old girl….I have NO MERCY for this Pedophile. I know Nicky MUST be SO embarrassed to have a brother like that-I sure would.He needs to rot in jail for life…sick bastard.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    You won’t go away easily huh? You love us black folk deep down inside you want to be us.

    Why I? hear you on other blogs speaking ill will of ya but all kim sta here?

    Man up, speak ya mind!

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    This picture makes me sick. This man should be 6 feet under kicking up daisies.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    He’s not if this is true. It may be away from the courtroom, but justice will be done. He going to wish it were the court of law.

  • NeverSurprised

    So, not enough “emotion” from the girl? Really?

    According to Prosecutor Emma Slane , here is what this child had to testify to at trial:

    “[The victim] herself told you everything you need to know to find the defendant guilty,” Slane said. “She described oral sex, she described vaginal sex, she described anal sex,” she said. “Through her testimony alone you know the defendant is guilty.”

    Slane asked the jury why the girl would give up a home in Baldwin and a family unit for a “basement apartment” and “a sectional sofa” where she lives now.

    “All of this in the name of a lie?” she asked, before urging the jury to find 38-year-old Maraj guilty.”
    —————
    Any 11 year old child who has been forced to endure what this child did will be forever scarred. So, sorry is she isn’t reacting the way a make juror WANTS her to react. I hope the remaining jurors reach a just verdict.

  • Mia Said so

    you better tell the truth and shame the devil

  • Coffee1st

    Juries are a joke.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She may be scared or shame, etc. What does that have to do with her case? She’s not an actress.

  • Coffee1st

    To this day, I have not shed one tear for the s**t that was done to me. I pushed it way, way, way…waaayyyy down. Hell, at this point, ion even where it’s at. But the shl**t HAPPENED, more than once.
    My point. It is unfair and beyond ridiculous for ppl to feel they have the right to determine how someone else should process trauma.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Right! Everyone doesn’t respond the same period to trauma, especially children.

  • NeverSurprised

    I was offering an answer to the juror who said he expected to see more emotion from her. A scarred human child is often UNABLE to show normal emotion.

  • NeverSurprised

    My point exactly!!!! I hope the remaining jurors understand that the fact that she didn’t cry buckets of tears during her testimony does not mean the abuse didn”t occur.

  • starbright9449

    Not everyone cries. Not all people are criers, stop looking for what you want to see and look at the actual evidence.

  • shun king

    who trying to be kumbaya on here i been told everybody who dont like my post block me please

  • NeverSurprised

    I pray he doesn’t.

  • NeverSurprised

    Exactly. I think he married the mother solely to have easy access to the child.I would like to know how long he was with the mother before marrying her.

  • TheOwley

    OK thanks. He can go find the 25th floor then.

  • tt

    Soooo you believe he did something to her but you can’t convict him because she didn’t cry or show emotion while testifying…

    Jurors should be given IQ tests before being chosen

  • freelancepimp .

    Anybody know where I can read up on the facts of the case? Cause yall MFers know everything. I am not saying he did or didn’t do it. But I would just like to know what most of yall obviously already know and would like to read it form the source.

  • tt

    That was Robert Downey Jr

  • NeverSurprised

    Here’s a link to her testimony:

    GIRL TESTIFIES IN CHILLING DETAIL THAT MINAJ’S BROTHER RAPED HER

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/pag
    esix.com/2017/10/30/girl-testifies-in-chilling-detail-that-minajs-brother-raped-her/amp/

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    To think this sicko was touching on this child with pigtails and then had the nerve to say she had other “lovers”….negro what?? smdh

  • Trace da Ace

    did Nikki have a nose job??? Cause that honker in the pic above does not look like the honker she has now……off subject I know, but I gots to know!!

  • tt

    Nobody’s “blaiming” the mom it’s a question of her motherly instincts and her mental competence in how her husband was abusing her daughter for years right under her nose and she didn’t have a clue or “time” to pay attention… Even her son knew.

  • NeverSurprised

    GIRL TESTIFIES IN CHILLING DETAIL THAT MINAJ’S BROTHER RAPED HER

    https://www.google.com/amp/
    esix.com/2017/10/30/girl-te…

  • SJ

    Yes!! It’s infuriating.

  • Tennessean

    It was clear he penetrated the little girl. THAT’S IT! whether a conspiracy he fell for it and should be convicted for sticking himself into an 11 year-old LAWD my baby 11!!!

  • RealATLPeach36

    Wait anal oral and vagina sex? F this that mother knew I can’t believe it I don’t I’ll put my life on it. No way no
    f-ing way she didn’t know. I want both of them stoned to dead

    Give me a MF Rock

  • Anunnaki

    He stuck his dyck in that baby ass……..i just vomit, my god help me…..

  • NeverSurprised

    And when the little 11 year old cried and asked him to stop because it hurt, he gave her “instructions” on how to breathe so it supposedly wouldn’t hurt so much. HE IS AN ANIMAL!!!

  • Anunnaki

    Why did u tell me this .whyyyyyyyy?????

    Noooooooooo. He fck that baby inside up….help me lord

  • TheWildChild
  • TOO REAL

    To the alternate I’m sorry she didn’t cry enough for you but I believe that after close to three years later the child is stronger. Sorry she didn’t give you a show that you didn’t pay for. “He did something to her” but I wouldn’t convict. Stay your ass out of the courts.

  • Miss Thang

    this is crazy because many people go numb when they speak about traumatic events. It’s like their soul leaves their body. Same thing happens during a traumatic event, btw.