Nicki Minaj’s brother is in no way off the hook when it comes to allegations that he raped his former step-daughter, beginning when she was just 11-years-old.
In the latest details of the trail, that began last week, the young girl has taken the stand detailing the disturbing acts that Jelani Maraj would do to her. The little girl began her side of the story by telling the courtroom that Jelani told her she had no say in what he was going to do and called her “his puppet,”
The abuse began in April 2015 when they were living in Long Island. The girl said the first inappropriate act was when Jelani rubbed his erection on her. Things got worse after she innocently greeted him one morning in his bedroom.
“It was a Saturday morning,” she said. “I had went to him to go say ‘good morning.’ I had hugged him as usual. I went to go lie next to him as I usually do. When I did that, he told me to go close the door. He told me to take off my pants. Then he told me to come under the covers with him and he started caressing me.”
She said Jelani frequently raped her after school. “We would have sex in his bedroom, in my bedroom, in the basement,” she said. Jelani allegedly made the little girl believe it was her fault the abuse was happening, telling her she was sending him signals. “He had mentioned I was brushing myself on him and that I wanted it to happen,” she told the courtroom.
She recalled how Jelani would use lubricant and would tell her to “breathe properly and not to clench so it wouldn’t hurt so much.”
The publication notes that the victim told her brother, who had walked in on Jelani raping the girl, to not tell anyone for fear they would be “sent away.”
Nicki was reportedly supposed to take the stand as a witness, but recent reports show that she will not be getting in involved in the trial.