Life Brother Nicki Minaj gets 25 years in prison for raping her stepdaughter By weekster Posted on February 1, 2020 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Jelani Maraj, the forty-year-old brother of Nicki Minaj (37), has been sentenced to prison for at least 25 years for raping his minor stepdaughter. His punishment can last for life. Jelani was convicted in 2017, but was only told last Monday how high his prison sentence is. Brother M. M. Schwartz’s lawyer, in a response to Pitchfork, said that he considered the sentence excessive; they will appeal. The rapper’s brother was first accused in 2016 of sexual abuse of his eleven-year-old stepdaughter. After his conviction in 2017, Nicki visited him once in prison. She indicated that she mainly did this to support her mother. The artist has never attended the court case. There were rumors that she would have given a testimony, but this proved not to be true.