Boy Testifies Against Nicki Minaj’s Brother In Rape Trial
On Monday, the 10-year-old boy who says that he walked in on his sister allegedly being raped by Nicki Minaj’s brother was threatened to keep his mouth shut. The boy took the stand in Jelani Maraj’s ongoing trial in Nassau County Supreme Court. Recounting what he alleges happened in a basement bedroom in 2015, he states,
What happened was I was looking for [her]. My pencil broke and I didn’t have any others.
The boy says his sister’s pants were “around her ankles” and Maraj’s “underwear close to his knees.” He states,
I thought it wasn’t right. It looked weird to me so I ran upstairs.
The boy, who was 8 at the time, says that Maraj later found him and slapped him in the face “about 10 times.”
He asked me if I had seen anything. I said yes. He slapped me on the cheek.
Maraj then allegedly used the boy’s mother, Jacqueline Robinson, to threaten the boy into silence.
Jelani said I wouldn’t see her again if I told on him. His face was kind of mad.
The boy also claimed that he’d sometimes hear his door close at night — and then his sister’s bed creaking.
Prosecutors allege Maraj had sex with the little girl, now 14, as often as four times a week. As previously reported, Maraj’s attorney maintains that the allegations were concocted by Robinson in a $25 million extortion plot against Minaj. Minaj, who has yet to comment publicly, is expected to testify on her brother’s behalf.