Last November, Nicki Minaj‘s brother, Jelani Maraj, was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.
“We hope that today’s verdict will help the family in the healing process,” Nassau County D.A. Madeline Singas told TMZ.
Maraj was accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaughter while she was living in the same house as him. In harrowing testimony, her younger brother testified that he had seen Maraj assaulting his sister when he was just 8 years old, and the girl herself testified that Maraj had threatened to take her and her brother away from their mother.
Although Maraj’s legal team had suggested that Nicki Minaj would testify to support her brother, she never testified at the trial.
Now, his mother, Carol Maraj is planning to participate in a tell-all interview about her son’s case.
She shared the news on social media and her daughter’s fans are less than pleased with her plan.
“Watch the Hip-Hop ‘Hood Report with Charles Fisher & the “Fitness Sheriff” as I share the SHOCKING NEWS the COURT DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW in a TELL ALL INTERVIEW about my son’s TRIAL on (8/8-11pm)(8/11-3pm) Channel 20 Optimum, Channel 37 Verizon,” she posted.
Watch the Hip-Hop ‘Hood Report with Charles Fisher & the “Fitness Sheriff” as I share the SHOCKING NEWS the COURT DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW in a TELL ALL INTERVIEW about my son’s TRIAL on (8/8-11pm)(8/11-3pm) Channel 20 Optimum, Channel 37 Verizon. STREAM@http://patv.org/livestream
— Carol Maraj (@CarolMarajinc) August 5, 2018
Several die-hard Nicki Minaj fans are upset that the timing of the interview may negatively affect the rapper’s release plans for her upcoming Queen album, which has already been pushed back twice.
I dont wanna be disrespectful, but keep it on mute.. now is NOT the time pic.twitter.com/uuRppw4flg
— Pradoń ? ? (@LavishMaraj) August 5, 2018
Several folks felt a way about Nicki Minaj collaborating with Tekashi 6ix9ine given his checkered past. Their song, “Fefe” has climbed the charts and the music video they released seemed to be in extremely poor taste.
The music video for the single that already charted at No. 1 paints a particularly troubling picture of a Candyland-like paradise where the rapper who plead guilty to “the use of a child in a sexual performance,” in 2015.