AceShowbiz - Nicki Minaj went to see her brother, Jelani Maraj, who is now behind bars after found guilty in his child-rape trial. The Young Money femcee paid a visit to Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow, New York last week, TMZ reports.
A source claims that since Jelani was accused of raping his 11-year-old step-daughter, the "Anaconda" rapstress hasn't had a close relationship with her child-rapist brother. Despite the bad blood, however, the Trinidadian star made an exception this time and visited him to support her mom, Carol.
The site further reports that Nicki went to the Nassau County Jail with her mom. Her mom allegedly hasn't seen the 38-year-old convict since he was found guilty on November 9 of raping the underage daughter of the woman whom he married in 2015.
Jelani was said to be looking stoic when the verdict was handed down in a Long Island court. He was indicted on predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child, and is facing 15 years to life in prison.
First attacking the underage girl in April 2015, Jelani allegedly raped the young girl four times a week and sometimes twice a day when they were home alone. The girl, now 14, testified that he also forced her to do anal sex, slapped her, and warned her not to tell anyone. He was exposed after the girl's younger brother caught him red-handed. The girl's brother, who was 8 back then, alleged that he was beaten by Jelani after witnessing his step-dad forcing his big sister to have sex with him in a spare bedroom.
The cops reportedly found a pair of the girl's pajama pants which were soiled with Jelani's DNA, though his lawyer insisted that the mother intentionally put the DNA on the pants herself in an attempted extortion. The girl's mother denied the accusations, though.