Nicki Minaj's brother Jelani Maraj has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for child rape. According to TMZ, a judge sentenced Maraj on Monday (January 27th). Back in 2017, he was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. He was accused of raping his then-11-year-old stepdaughter while he was married to her mother.
During the trial, the defense claimed the allegations were fabricated to extort $25 million from Nicki. Jelani's defense team also claimed that Nicki would testify but she never did.
In 2015, Nicki paid for Jelani's $100,000 bond. She visited her brother in jail in 2017, but reports say that she only went to support her mom Carol and she hasn't been close to Jelani since he was charged with the crime.