Rapper's brother has 4 days to plead guilty in child rape case

Nicki Minaj's older brother, Jelani Maraj, reportedly faces at least 15 years in jail for the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

Nicki Minaj with brother Jelani Maraj

Maraj now faces at least 15 years in jail for raping a 12-year-old girl, Miriam Sholder of the Nassau County District Attorney’s office told the Daily News.

A plea bargain has been offered to Maraj, with the option of 15 years in jail if he accepts or far worse if he rejects the offer.

The case was adjourned on Thursday, August 25, to Monday, August 29, 2016. A source close to the case has earlier revealed that the young girl is someone Maraj had access to.

Meanwhile, Nicki who has always been supportive of her big brother is yet to make a public statements in relation to the case.

The 37-year-old was first arraigned on December 3, 2015 for first degree rape but was later freed on $100,000 bail which was reportedly met by Nicki.

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