Nicki Minaj Calls Out Bossip Over Sexist Tweets “I Demand Respect”
A SHOCKING new video was just released – from inside the Nassau County Jail. The video shows Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj getting brutally beaten by other inmates.
Maraj was accused and convicted of repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl. During his trial, an 11-year-old witness testified against Maraj, alleging that he saw him with his under down to his knees and this sister’s pants around her ankles. He then ran away from the basement, but Maraj later came to find him and sapped him 10 times in the face before threatening the young boy’s mother in an effort to keep his mouth shut. The boy was 8 at the time.
Maraj denied the charged despite his DNA being found on a pair of her pajamas.
His world-famous sister has been supportive of her brother and has not yet spoken about his crimes publicly. In December, she visited him in jail along with her mother – but it was reported that she only went as support to her mother.
In November, Maraj was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child and faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 25 years behind bars.
The attack on Jelani was orchestrated by a group of inmates who “hate child molesters.” Prisoners who molest or rape children instantly become targets.
The inmates, according to the STREETS, decided to JUMP Jelani – and Livestream it for the entire world to see.
Were they right to jump him?
Here is the video:
Nicki Minaj Covers Billboard No.1s Year-End Issue, Talks Meek Mill, Hilary Clinton, Relationship Advice From Jay Z & Beyonce
Nicki Minaj has grown tired of some sexist tweets from celebrity gossip site Bossip.
The Trinidadian rapper took to Twitter on Friday to blast the site claiming that they never gave her the respect that she deserves in hip hop. The feud all started when the folks over at Bossip started retweeting some tweets from some of their followers discussing the lack of mainstream female artists in hip hop.
“#seriousquestion Why aren’t there more mainstream female rappers?” one tweet reads.
“Really, does a female rapper have to be top notch to make it? I see a lot of so-so male rappers in the game,” another tweet reads.
Nicki Minaj didn’t take too likely those statements and with her being the dominant female rapper in the game for the last few years she went off.
“I’ve gone toe to toe w/everyone of your favorite male MC’s. To undermine my skill & diversity as an MC is actually comical @ this point,” Minaj wrote on her Twitter timeline.
“I saw Bossip retweeting ignorance so I figured I’d put that out there. Lol. The greats give me my respect. The great journalists as well,” she added.
Nicki Minaj even name dropped hip hop greats like Lil Wayne, Eminem, Jay Z, and Kanye West, whom she had all worked with in the past.
“If a male rapper was on tracks w/Wayne, Jay, Eminem, Kanye, etc going ROUND 4 ROUND he’d b hailed as a GREAT as well. Jealousy is a disease,” Minaj said.
Nicki Minaj posts 100K bail for older brother Jelani Maraj after he is charged with raping a 12-Y-O child
Nicki Minaj graces the cover of Billboard’s latest No. 1s Year-End issue. Nicki talks about her relationship with Meek Mill and confirms she’s not engaged, relationship advice from Jay Z & Beyonce, watching TV shows, Missy Elliott, being signed to Cash Money Records and much more.
Check out some excerpts from the interview below.
You’re a New Yorker, but people don’t think of you as a regional rapper, exactly. Maybe because you signed to [New Orleans-based] Cash Money. Do you consider yourself a New York rapper?
Definitely. The way I focus on metaphors and punchlines -- that’s a very New York, Philly, East Coast thing. When I started, we were very battle-driven, so every line mattered. We had to try to destroy your life, and we were ruthless and very smart with wordplay. To make anything with a double meaning, you’ve got to be smart.
The end of the Obama era is approaching. Are there things about his presidency that have especially impressed you, or disappointed you?
I do want to speak about something specific, which just melted my heart. I thought it was so important when he went to prisons and spoke to people who got 20 and 30 and 40 and 50 years for drugs. There are women who are raped, people who are killed and [offenders] don’t even serve 20 years. I was blown away, watching the footage of him speaking to the prisoners. They never felt like anyone in the White House cared about them. I loved that he made them people again. Because we all make mistakes. I think about how many men may have made a mistake to feed their families and then had to pay for it forever.
What do you think of Hillary Clinton?
I support her as a woman. Am I convinced that she should be the next president? I still want to be open-minded about everyone. Obviously, I identify with her struggles as a woman. I identify with the fact that when she’s in that room and there are nothing but men there -- there’s sometimes something in her that must feel intimidated. But I think that she uses that and turns it into a strength. Because that’s what I’ve always done. And so I love her for sticking it out. She has gone through horrifying things, even within her marriage. She has been brave and weathered the storm. And continued being a boss. That’s something that every woman should feel inspired by, no matter if you’re voting for her or not.
Do you miss New York?
I love it [in Los Angeles]. I spoke to Beyoncé about it, because she came out here recently too. She said exactly what I used to say when I first moved here. We just feel happier. She was saying that simple things that would normally feel like a task, they don’t [feel that way] out here. She told me it’s not bothersome to get up super early and have to take Blue to school, because it looks so beautiful. I’m a New Yorker, but there are times in New York when you wake up and it’s, like, a dreary day. I know my London fans can identify with this. When I’m in London or Paris, I think the same thing. Part of the beauty is in the grayness -- but it’s an acquired taste.
You’re wearing a diamond on your ring finger.
Yeah. Meek gave me that.
Is it an engagement ring?
He and I are not engaged. But he said he would like to give me three rings before we get married. My birthday’s coming up, and he better get the new one, because he got [the first one] for my last birthday. So let’s see what happens.
You’re in a high-profile relationship. That presents some unique challenges. Is this something you and Meek discuss?
Yeah, we speak about it. We actually spoke with Jay Z and Beyoncé about it, too. After our show at [Brooklyn’s] Barclays Center [in October], we had dinner together. They were so giving with advice. I love them so much. It was just a beautiful conversation to have with people we love and we look up to as a couple. They’re so strong.
Is there anything you would care to share from that conversation?
I’d rather keep it private. I know Meek -- he understood a couple things that I was explaining to him more when we spoke about it in front of them. We were all laughing so much. It was very late -- you know when you get so tired, and it’s just like the giggles portion of the evening?
I don’t know what’s going to happen with he and I. I just know right now we are really, really enjoying each other’s company. So, shout out to everybody in the world that’s just trying to find love or be happy. Everybody should have someone to hold at night. It really, really changes your energy. I find that my energy is very different afterward -- if I’m in the bed with him, just hugging him all day. It’s just, like, something about love. You transfer it. It’s infectious.
What is it like dating another rapper? Do you and Meek share works in progress? Will you spit bars at each other?
Meek doesn’t let me hear his music. Right now, he’s about to put out a mixtape, and I haven’t heard it. We laugh about this all the time. Just yesterday I was like, “Oh, am I going to get to come in and hear the secret music or not?” And he was like, “Not yet. It’s not done.” But I respect it because I’m an artist. I’m like that too.
Speaking of mixtapes, you began your career as a mixtape artist. Do you ever want to just release a mixtape and destroy the game?
I’ll definitely drop a mixtape. I have to.
You have to? Why?
Well, I want to touch a couple of beats that I wasn’t on. I could have bodied a lot of the records that came out in the last year. But the main thing is, I have to set an example for female rappers. I’m at the top of that food chain, and it’s important to lead by example. And because I came into the game doing mixtapes, I want to make sure women do not forget the importance of that grind, that walk up to the top. You can’t get there with a song. Because once that song is no longer hot, you’re no longer hot. It’s important that you are bigger than your music. Some fans are going to f--- with me for the rest of my life because they know where I came from. Fans know my struggle. How hungry I was. That I was not settling, I was not giving up. I was on everybody’s beat. I was ruthless.
Nicki Minaj's Older Brother, Jelani Maraj, Charged With Raping A 12-Year Old Child
- Jelani Maraj, 37, was arraigned Thursday on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against a child
- Details about the alleged rape, such as the victim's gender and date of the molestation, have not been revealed
- Jelani was released from jail on Friday after his sister Nicki Minaj, 32, reportedly posted $100,000 bond
- She is said to have backed the bond with two homes she owns in Baldwin, New York, as collateral
Nicki Minaj has posted bail for her older brother after he was arrested and charged with raping a 12-year-old.
Jelani Maraj, 37, was released from jail in Nassau County, New York, on Friday after his sister put up $100,000 bond.
According to the New York Post, the bond is guaranteed by two homes owned by the rapper, 32, in Baldwin, New York - one that is home to her mother and the other that is used by her brother.
Bailed him out: Nicki Minaj has reportedly posted $100,000 bond for her brother Jelani Maraj who was being held in Nassau County, New York, after being charged with raping a preteen. She's pictured with him in August
Jelani was arraigned on Thursday and is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against the preteen.
Each charge carries a sentence of nine to 25 years in prison.
Details about the alleged rape, such as the victim's gender, or when and where the sexual assault happened, have not been revealed.
Charged: Jelani, 37, was arraigned on Thursday and faces one charge of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual conduct against a 12-year-old. He's pictured in his mug shot released by Nassau County
The Anaconda hitmaker is very close to her older brother and splashed out $30,000 on his August wedding to longtime girlfriend Jacqueline Robinson.
She posted a photo of herself with Jenalia at the wedding on her Instagram along with a message about how much she loves him, People reported Saturday.
'I would cross the ocean for u. I would go & bring u the moon. Promise u. For u I will,' Nicki wrote.
'I love my brother so much man,' she added. 'I do anything to see my brothers smile.'
The Anaconda singer spent $30,000 on her brother's wedding when he married longtime girlfriend Jacqueline Robinson in August. Nicki, pictured with him at the event, gushed about how much she loved her older brother
People reports that Jenali is due back in court on December 9.
In October, Minaj took home the awards for rap/hip-hop artist of the year and favorite rap/hip-hop album at the American Music Awards.
She was born in Trinidad, but grew up in New York City where she attended LaGuardia High School - the prestigious public performing arts academy that inspired the film Fame.
Flesh and blood: Nicki posted two homes she owns as collateral for Jelani's bond. She's pictured with her mother Carol and younger brother Micaiah, left, and Jelani, right in this social media photo
Nicki Minaj Post Holiday Photos Of Her Parents and Family
Jelani Maraj and his sister Nicki Minaj
The older brother of rapper Nicki Minaj has been arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year old, according to the New York Daily News.
37-year old Jelani Maraj was hauled off to Nassau County jail in Long Island, New York and charged with first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.
Following his arraignment on Thursday, December 3rd, Meraj was freed after posting $100,000 bail.
He's due back in court on December 9th.
Nicki Minaj mom and sister
Nicki Minaj family
Nicki Minaj mom Carol Maraj and dad Robert Maraj