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 Dancehall HipHop 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.