When Nicki Minaj‘s brother, Jelani Maraj, tied the knot in August, the Hip Hop star told him, “I’d cross the ocean for you” and that’s exactly what she did after he was charged with raping a 12-year-old girl on Thursday.
Via Page Six:
Court papers reveal the superstar singer put up the $100,000 bond that sprang Jelani Maraj, 37, from custody in Nassau County on Friday after he was accused of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against the preteen.
The bond is backed by a two homes in Baldwin that are owned by Minaj — one of which is used by her brother and the other by her mother, Carol.
“She was prepared to do anything for her brother,” a source said of Minaj.
Minaj will be responsible for the fees associated with securing the the bond, typically 6 percent to 10 percent of the bond amount, or $6,000 to $10,000.
Had the bail been higher — and Nassau prosecutors had asked for $500,000 — Minaj was ready to offer a letter of credit from a California bank account worth in excess of $2 million, the source said.
The bail was handled by celebrity bail bondsman Ira Judelson, according to court papers. Judelson’s cases include Dominique Straus Kahn’s $6 million bail bond, and the bonds for Plaxico Buress, Lil Wayne and Kat Williams.
Many are debating whether or not Nicki Minaj did the right thing by bailing her brother out of jail.
What are your thoughts?
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