Jelani Maraj is Nicki Minaj's older brother.[1] He is mentioned in the songs "I'm the Best" ("Micaiah and Jelani why I grind like I do") and "Top of the World" ("Shout outs to my brothers Jelani and Micaiah"). He is also mentioned in the song "All Things Go" ("And I know Jelani will always love me and I'll always love him/ And I'm just his little sister, not Nicki Minaj when I'm around him").

In December of 2015, Maraj was arrested on charges of raping a minor[2]


  1. Maraj, Onika. Twitter. "My big brother Jelani>>>> love of my life." Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  2. Ledbetter, Carly. "Nicki Minaj's Brother, Jelani Maraj, Charged With Raping Minor." The Huffington Post. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015.

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