New York rap star Nicki Minaj‘s brother is going to do some hard time. New reports claim the hip-hop entertainer’s sibling has received a prison sentence of up to life behind bars on a child rape conviction.

Big Facts: According to reports, the headline-generating 25 years to life verdict went down Monday in a New York court room.

Judge Robert McDonald sentenced Jelani Maraj in a New York court Monday … several months after the verdict been reached. As we reported … Maraj was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child in a trial that lasted less than 3 weeks. At the time of the verdict, the Nassau County D.A. told us, “We hope that today’s verdict will help the family in the healing process.” (TMZ)

On A Related Note: In February 2018, reports emerged about Maraj’s sentencing getting delayed.

The sentencing for Nicki Minaj‘s br​​other was put off for another month Tuesday, following his lawyer’s petition to have the Long Island man’s conviction for child rape tossed. Jelani Maraj faces up to life behind bars for the repeated rape of his stepdaughter, starting when she was just 11 years old, in their Baldwin home while he was married to her mother. (Page Six)

Wait, There’s More: In early 2018, Nicki’s mother came forward to shut down a jail rumor about Jelani getting attacked behind bars.

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Before You Go: The same week, gossip developed about Jelani Maraj getting involved in a jail altercation.

There was a rumor shared around the internet yesterday that Jelani Maraj, the convicted pedaphile brother of Nicki Minaj got his world rocked in a prison brawl. The source of the video came from a Facebook post, claiming that Jelani was in the video getting jumped by a half dozen inmates. (Bossip)