Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, was reportedly charged with rape in Long Island yesterday, according to a report from Newsday. The report states that Maraj was arraigned on a first-degree rape charge for assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

Nicki has yet to comment on the situation, but it appears that she's very close with her older brother. The above picture was taken at his wedding over the summer, which Nicki reportedly paid $30,000 for the wedding hall. Maraj was held at the Nassau County jail yesterday before he was freed on $100,000 bail. We will update this story when more details are made available.