Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, was arrested in 2015 and charged with raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter. His case finally went to trial today — he pleaded not guilty — and TMZ reports that Nicki herself plans on taking the witness stand to testify on her brother’s behalf. According to Maraj’s defense attorney, his client’s then-wife, Jacqueline Robinson, forced her children to lie to the police in an attempt to extort $25 million from Minaj.
UPDATE: TMZ reports that Minaj will not testify at her brother’s trial after all. According to their report, which cites “sources close to Nicki,” her brother’s lawyers falsely stated that she would testify, but she never had any intention of taking the stand.