Nicki Minaj’s brother is getting dumped by the woman he married less than a year ago. Jelani Maraj, 37, is being accused of sexual assault by a 12-year-old girl, which we’re sure has played into the divorce proceedings.
His now-estranged wife, Jacqueline Maraj, filed for divorce on August 18th, one day before their anniversary — this after Nicki Minaj footed the bill of a $30,000 wedding for the couple.
Jelani was arrested back in December 2015 for allegedly raping a Long Island, New York, girl. He’s denied the claims, but his semen was found on the girl’s clothes. Consequently, prosecutors filed felony rape charges including first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and predatory sexual assault.
If convicted, Jelani faces 15 years to life in prison. He is, however, in negotiations to reach some sort of plea deal before going to trial in November.