YMCMB artiste Nicki Minaj will take the stand in defence of her elder brother Jelani Maraj who is facing a child molestation case in a New York court.
38-year-old Jelani is accused of having sex with his 12-year-old stepdaughter, a claim he pleaded not guilty to when he was indicted of felony sexual assault against a child.
His famous sister would be taking the stand in attempt to prove that he was incapable of commiting such a crime. His lawyers claim that the girl’s mother who Maraj was married to, is making the accusation to extort Nicki Minaj of $25 million.
However the prosecution will attempt to show that Jelani had sex with the minor multiples times in 2015 before he was arrested in 2015 and that found Maraj’s semen on girl’s nightgown.
But the defence has claimed that the girl’s mother planted Maraj’s DNA on clothes herself and made sure police found them.
If found guilty, Jelani Maraj could be sentenced to life impriosment.
The matter came up in pop culture during the beef between Nicki Minaj and fellow New York rapper Remy Ma. In the scathing Shether, Remy Ma took shots at Nicki’s troubled brother saying, ‘And I got a few words for the moms of the young Barbz/ Guess who supports a child molester? Nicki Minaj. You paid for your brother’s wedding? That’s hella foul/ How you spendin’ money to support a pedophile?’
The trial started on October 18 and continues next week.
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