TMZ reports that Nicki Minaj recently visited her brother, Jelani Maraj, in jail but only because she wanted to show support to her mom, who wanted to see him.

Maraj was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child last week, after a month-long trial. He'll be sentenced next month, where he faces up to 25 years in prison. According to TMZ's sources, Nicki hasn't had a close relationship with Maraj since the start of his trial but wanted to show support to her mother, who hadn't seen her son since he was taken to prison following his conviction.

Family matter aside, Nicki has been staying focused on her career. Yesterday, she broke the internet with her sexy Paper Magazine cover. She's also starring alongside Jesse Williams in a new holiday campaign for H&M. For the campaign, she'll star in a short film as a winter fairy.

As for her brother, Nicki has not commented publicly about his conviction.


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