Nicki Minaj has put forward $100,000 bail money for her older brother, 37 year old, Jelani Maraj after he was charged with raping a 12-year-old according to reports.

Nicki and Jelani are extremely close, evidence of their tight relationship can be seen in her lyrics in the ‘All Things Go’ song on the Pink Print album:

“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…” – have a listen here:

nicki and jelani

According to the New York Post, Nicki herself put up the bond, backing it with two homes she owns in Baldwin, New York.

Details of the alleged offence have not yet been released, including the date he is accused of raping the young girl. Also we are still yet to hear something from Nicki – she has not commented on the alleged offence yet.