Jelani Maraj: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Rapper Nicki Minaj’s older brother has been accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Long Island. The 37-year-old Jelani Maraj was arrested on December 3 in the town of Baldwin where he lives with his wife of five months, Jacqueline Robinson. Maraj is Nicki Minaj’s original last name. Like his sister, Maraj was born in Trinidad. Their family moved to New York City when he was nine years old, settling in Queens. In a tweet that Maraj sent out in June 2014, he said “Maraj Family ain’t a typical family so all you other people please sit the hell down.” Their brother, Micaiah, would later be born in America.

Here’s what we know so far:

1. He’s Being Charged With First-Degree Rape

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Newsday reports that he was arrested and charged in Nassau, Long Island, on December 3. His charges are first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. He was released on a $100,000 bail. The exact relationship between Maraj and the victim was not specified. A source told the New York Daily News that his victim was “someone he had access to.”

2. Minaj Paid $30,000 for Maraj’s Wedding in August 2015

In August 2015, Minaj paid over $30,000, for her brother’s wedding to Jacqueline Robinson, at Coral Houses in Baldwin, New York. At the time, the rapper wrote on Instagram “Can’t believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk…May God bless him and his union. Tonight has been one of my favorite nights of all time. I do anything to see my brothers smile.”

TMZ later reported that Minaj left her $11,000 dress at the wedding venue.

3. He Was Mentioned in Minaj’s Abortion Confession Song ‘All Things Go’

Minaj’s song “All Thing Go,” from her album The Pinkprint, pays tribute to Maraj. Famously, that was the song where Minaj admitted that she had an abortion as a teenager. The lyrics in the song read:

My child with Aaron, would’ve have been sixteen, any minute. So in some ways I feel like ‘Caiah, is the both of them / It’s like he’s ‘Caiah’s little angel, looking over him / And I know Jelani will always love me, and I’ll always love him / And I’m just his little sister not Nicki Minaj when I’m around him.

4. He Owns a Day Care in Queens

According to his Twitter page, Maraj is the owner of Ozone Park Daycare in Queens, New York. In one tweet he sent out in 2014, Maraj said that he wanted to open another day care branch in New Jersey.

5. This Is Another Chapter in Minaj’s Tragic Family Story

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Nicki Minaj’s family had a tough upbringing in New York City. That was thanks in part to their father’s drug and alcohol problems. In December 1987, during a violent outburst, Maraj and Nicki Minaj’s dad burned their house down. Minaj described their upbringing saying “I don’t think I had a lot of discipline in my household. My mom motivated me, but it wasn’t a strict household. I kind of wanted a strict household.”




Who is it that responds to a small mind (and obviously underdeveloped penis)! Am i the only one who smells shit when this guy opens his mouth or even breathes for that matter! (b)rian (s)hoemaker get it! lol Do us all a favor. MAke us some shoes while you belch up sperm bubbles. Then go fight is is you imbecil. Have a great night neighbor.

Brian Shoemaker

He says in response as he bitch s about people who respond, can’t tell your a dumb nigger can you now.


It’s “you’re”, not “your”. You’re inferior and that’s why you’re so angry… Even with white privilege in place, you lag behind.

Brian Shoemaker

Phhht white privilege, I wish we had it half as good as the niggers, where is our United normal people college fund or our national association for the advancement of regular people? You niggers have the world handed to you on a platter and still would rather rob an steel shit for a living. Mandatory spaying of all newborn buck negro is the only hope this country has!

Brian Shoemaker

This doesn’t surprise me in the least, none of the negro women I have ever met know who there father is and they are whores fornicating from the age of 10. I bet if the DNA was tested jelani is probably the father of the girl he raped. The inbred negro problem really needs to be addressed in this country.


@Brian you sound like an idiot. All whores? I wonder who your father is? What a sad waste of a brain!


You are an asshole black don’t rape their children lets do this and black women are not whores since slaverly who have been raping our black women white slave owners who have been sleeping with the black slave me the slave master wife having babies by them look at mandego the moves roots plus black people don’t kill their spouse or family for insurance money so get it straight racists pig


It’s “their father”, not “there”. Black women you casually meet tell you they don’t know who their fathers are? That’s odd. And I have never heard of there being a problem with blacks inbreeding. I’ve only heard of that with poor American whites and the British.

Brian Shoemaker

Drive thru any ghetto you like an take a look out the window you can count 10 buck tooth niggers with their pants down in one block what country do you live on n?


Dear Everyone that reads this,
Not all people are bad, not all people are good. Kelang is just one of those people that aren’t good. There is no reason why race she even be involed tbh every race has raped someone so just shut up.
The only person that should be faulted is Jelani. That means that parents need to have a conversation with their kids more often and talk to them and tell them that they love them.Speaking of parents Jelani was the step-father of the girl he raped but he raped more girls than just her. STOP with the african Americans and their father jokes. It’s not funny it actually make you sound like a retard. It’s not only African Americans its other races like Caucasian, Native American, Hispanic,etc Plus some people may not know their father because maybe the mom didn’t want the child to know the father because he was a rapist, Acoholic,or bad person
OR maybe the mother couldn’t have children so she had a sperm donor , you don’t know do your research before you just say something , think before you speak.


It’s funny you sat that when white people have cults/religions built around incest and marrying little 11 and 12 year old girls. Even the ones not in it rape kids left and right, so are those little white girls whores as well or are you white men just sick twisted freaks.


Also being a racist behind a keyboard needs to be addressed in the country. Now go back to bed I’m sure your mother is keeping it warm for you prick!

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