Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani could be spending the rest of his life in prison- as he undergoes trial for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.
David Schwartz Jelani’s attorney,said his client-who could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of the top count charge-would be acquitted and he’s already looking forward to the trial.
“These are a bunch of lies,” he said of the charges. “There’s a big, big motive to lie here which I can’t get into right now. But these are false accusations.”Schwartz said.
He also added that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has a 100 percent backing for his brother,and wont be in court but might attend part of the trial-Schwartz recounted.
Jelani who was arraigned last december for forcefully having canal knowledge of a minor whose name still remains anonymous in Long island,New York,on mutiple occasions.
So far Maraj has argued that 12-year-old-girl has mistaken him for a different man.
His legal councel has requested that the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office provides evidence including emails,cellphone records,social media records or any other piece of evidence that relates the minor was having communicating or meeting older men.
Last week ,Jelani Maraj was given four days to consider taken a plea deal,which was offered to him sometime last month by prosecutors.
The implication remains that if maraj refuses to take the deal and is later found guilty,he could spend the rest of his in jail.
Despite the rape charges Jelani 37- is definitely not having a good time his new wife Jacqueline Robinson slapped him with divorce papers.The marriage being labeled
“uncontested matrimonial”which implies the both parties has a mutual agreement in ending the marriage .
Ever since the charges arose.Robinson has not publicly commented on the charges against her soon to be ex-husband Jelani but posted bail for him.
Months before Jelani’s arrest by the police, He married Robinson in a 30,000 super wedding ceremony.Solely sponsored by superstar rich younger sister Nicki.