Nicki Minaj's brother charged with raping girl, 12

Jelani Maraj, the rapper's brother, was released on $100,000 bail.

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JOHANNESBURG - US rapper, Nicki Minaj's older brother, Jelani Maraj, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.

Maraj was released on $100,000 bail.

Investigators wrote in court documents that the victim was younger than 13 and that the accused raped the child several times.

The rapper's brother recently got married in August on Long Island.

Maraj is due back in court on 9 December.