Nicki Minaj’s Mom Testifies In Brother’s Rape Trial: He had a drinking problem.
On Thursday, Nicki Minaj’s mother, Carol Maraj, testified in her son Jelani Maraj’s rape trial. Jelani, who was married to wife Jacqueline Robinson, has been accused of raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter. Jelani’s family insists that the accusations are false and state that Jacqueline is trying to extort the family for $25 million.
The night that Jelani was arrested, his mother Carole wrote in a text message to Jacqueline,
You guys set up my child.
Initially, Carol told jurors she didn’t remember the text, but later admitted she wrote it.
A lot of things were going through my head that day. It was a confusing day.
Earlier that day, after the arrest, Jacqueline gave her mother-in-law a ride to the courthouse for Jelani’s arraignment. Carol recalled,
We had a little conversation. As we were getting out of the car she said, `It’s going to take a lot of money to get out of this one.’
Assistant DA Jared Rosenblatt said that days after the arrest, Carol texted Jacqueline,
I don’t think you should give people details on anything. You don’t have to share your business with everyone who calls.
Carol also testified that her son had a drinking problem.
I knew he had a drinking problem. I can’t say if he had a drinking problem during that time period.
Minaj has yet to testify about her brother’s case.