(AllHipHop News) Nicki Minaj's brother could be heading to prison for the rest of his life.
Yesterday, Jelani Maraj made an appearance in court where a judge struck down his attempt to appeal a conviction for raping his stepdaughter.
According to Newsday, a judge ruled that Jelani Maraj has appeal failed to meet the burden of proof that any [juror] misconduct here created a significant risk that a substantial right of the defendant was prejudiced."
In November of 2017, Maraj was found guilty of predatory sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child following a trial in New York relating to incidents with his stepdaughter, who was 11 at the time of the claims.
Jelani Maraj's legal team claimed the whole ordeal was an attempt to extort $25 million from Nicki Minaj.
The judge disagreed with Jelani Maraj's assessment of the verdict and now he faces 25 years to life in prison.
Nicki Minaj's mother Carol had some strong words for the judge after the verdict.
"The jurors admitted that they were swayed by TV, radio, the bloggers... listening to what the comments were. Can you tell me why juror misconduct was not proven today? ... This is ridiculous," Carol Maraj snapped.
According to Newsday, Jelani Maraj is already planning to appeal the ruling.