Today in Tha Wire Nicki Minaj's older brother is facing 25, to life after being found guilty of rape. It only took jurors one day of deliberations to find Jelani Maraj, of raping his wife's little girl. TMZ reports his child rape trial, lasted roughly 3 weeks. During which time, prosecutors presented damaging evidence to win their case, including putting the brother of the victim on the stand. semen on the child's clothes. DNA testing proved semen found on the child's clothes, belonged to the 38-year old.

Thursday November 9, 2017, the verdict was handed down in a Long Island courtroom. Shortly afterward, Nassau County D.A. Madeline Singas, issued a brief statement on the ruling. She told TMZ "We hope that today's verdict will help the family in the healing process." Jelani Maraj was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child, and endangering the welfare of a child. He will be sentenced December 14, and is looking at 25 years to life in prison.

So far Nicki has remained quiet. The rap superstar supported her brother in the beginning, even posting his bail. However, as the case moved further along, she pulled back from the whole situation. Despite claims by the defense, the Young Money femcee never testified during her brother's trial.

In other news... if you like the FOX's hit drama, Star's,the network came up with way for you to like it even more. AllHipHop reports the show is getting even more star power, by adding to cast members. Next season Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood will be guest starring

The hit TV show already features a ton of celeb cameos, but hot off the press it's been confirmed Patti and Brandy are going to stick around a lot longer. Word has it the two singing divas are going to appear in several episodes. Patti will guest star as Christine, Queen Latifah's (Carlotta Brown) mother. Brandy will guest star as Carlotta's little sister, Cassie. Both will join the cast in season three, Spring 2018!

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