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Report: Nicki Minaj visits brother in jail following his conviction of rape

She made the decision in order to be there for her mother.

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As previously reported, Jelani Maraj, the brother of Nicki Minaj, was convicted of predatory sexual assault after being charged with repeatedly raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter.

Following the verdict arriving, Minaj reportedly went to visit her brother behind bars, with the rapper taking a trip to Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow, New York, in order to be there for her mother, Carol.

According to sources, Nicki never planned to take the stand.

The Pinkprint rapper reportedly has not had a close relationship with her brother and has not addressed the situation publicly on social media, nor did she testify in the case. According to TMZ she made the decision to visit her brother solely in order to support her mom.

As reported, Maraj will be sentenced next month and is currently facing 25 years to life in prison. His lawyer plans to appeal the judgment.

In other news related to the 34-year-old rapper, she is the cover star of PAPER Magazine's latest Break The Internet issue, which is set to hit newsstands on Tuesday, November 28th.

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