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JURY DELIBERATES CHILD RAPE COUNTS AGAINST NICKI MINAJ’S BROTHER!

A jury on Wednesday began deliberating child rape allegations against the brother of superstar rapper Nicki Minaj.

Jelani Maraj, 38, faces up to life in prison if jurors convict him of charges that he repeatedly raped an 11-year-old girl at his home in Baldwin, a Long Island suburb.

Maraj’s lawyers said during a nearly one-month trial that the rape allegations were concocted by the girl’s mother as part of a scheme to get Nicki Minaj to pay the family $25 million in hush money.

Nikki Minaj and brother

Nikki Minaj and brother

In closing arguments Monday, Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Emma Slane called that claim “absolute absurdity.”

The girl, now 14, testified in excruciating detail about sexual assaults that she said occurred as frequently as four times a week and sometimes twice a day, mostly when Maraj was home alone with the girl.

The prosecutor said DNA evidence recovered from the girl’s pajama pants was linked to Maraj. The girl’s younger brother also testified at the trial that he witnessed one assault.

The prosecutor told the jurors it will be up to them to determine whether the testimony of the two children was credible.

“Why tell this lie?” Slane asked jurors. “This isn’t a Broadway show. It’s real life with real-life consequences.”

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