Nicki Minaj will not be testifying in her brother’s highly publicized
rape case and for good reasons.
The hip hop superstar’s older brother Jelani Maraj is currently on
trial for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl. Last week, Page Six
reported that Nicki Minaj will be a star witness in the high profile trial
that could send her brother to prison for life. The 11-year-old victim
is his stepdaughter and she told authorities that Maraj had sex with
her up to four times per week. The rapper’s brother legal team also
told reporters that she will take the stand in his defense.
Despite the reports of Nicki Minaj testimony in the trial, sources told
Dapstream News that she is fully supporting her brother, but will
not be taking the stand. “The talks of her [Nicki Minaj] testifying are
just not true,” sources told us. “She is supporting her brother by
paying his legal fees and giving him moral support, but she will not
be testifying.” We’re told that Nicki Minaj team strongly advised her
against testifying telling her that he could be damaging for her
brand. “It’s a difficult decision for her because this is her brother
and she loves her family, but this is just too much of a risk for her
brand,” sources around the Trinidadian rapper told us.
Jelani Maraj’s rape trial is currently underway in a long island court
and Nicki will not be going to court. Jelani’s wife, Jacqueline
Robinson, told Nicki Minaj that she could make the case go away for
$25 million. Of course, the rapper did not bite so the case now goes
to trial. The Assistant District Attorney Emma Slane told jurors in
court that the little girl’s younger brother, who was 8 years old at the
time, was the first person to reveal the sexual abuse to child services
who then called the cops.
Investigators got a search warrant and went to the house where they
recovered a pajama stained with her stepdad’s semen. The boy also
testified in the trial that his stepfather spanks him for walking in on
him having sex with his older sister in a spare bedroom. The defense
attorney says this is all a ply by their mother, Jacqueline Robinson,
to get money from Nicki Minaj, whom she has been obsessed with
from day one.