Nicki Minaj Allegedly Didn’t Post Her Brother’s Bail
Nicki Minaj apparently isn't the one who posted her brother Jelani Maraj's $100,000 bond after he was charged with raping a 12-year-old on Dec. 3.
Initial reports stated that the bond was backed by two homes owned by Minaj in Baldwin, N.Y. The homes are reportedly used by Jelani Maraj and Nicki's mother, Carol Maraj. A new report from BOSSIP alleges that the bond was actually put up by the rapper's mom.
Court papers show Carol put up her home along with two $50,000 promissory notes. A judge also reportedly signed an order of protection stating that Jelani must stay at least 100 yards away from the alleged victim and surrender any weapons.
While the court documents provide details that Nicki's mother was the one who posted the bail, it doesn't necessarily mean that The Pinkprint creator didn't have any financial link to the bond.
The New York Post reported that the homes are owned by Minaj, but her brother and mother use them. It is entirely feasible that the home in question put up by Carol Maraj is in her name but the mortgage is being paid by Minaj.
On Wednesday (Dec. 9), her brother made his first public appearance since being arrested for rape. He faced a judge with his lawyer, Andrea Zellan, by his side for a preliminary hearing to set a trial schedule.
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