Nicki Minaj did not post the $100,000 bail for her brother, Jelani Maraj, Bossip reports.
The publication cites court documents that say Minaj’s mother, Carol Maraj, put up her house and two $50,000 promissory notes to set her son free. On his bail paperwork, Jelani Maraj says he is employed by “Pink Personality Inc.” one of Minaj‘s enterprises.
The suspect appeared in court Wednesday (December 9) to answer to felony charges of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree and first degree rape. He allegedly has abused a 12-year-old since April. He faces up to 50 years in prison if found guilty.
A judge ordered Maraj to stay at least 100 yards away from the alleged victim and to give up any weapons in his possession.
(This article was first published on December 5, 2015 and is as follows.)
“She was prepared to do anything for her brother,” a source told the publication.
Jelani Maraj was arrested Tuesday (December 1) in New York for charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against a child under the age of 13, the Associated Press reports. He was arraigned Thursday at Nassau University Medical Center because he had to be hospitalized due to a medical condition.
Newsday says “the victim was someone he had access to” and was 12 years old.
Minaj attended her brother’s wedding in August.