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If there is one thing worst than having a brother who has been charged with rape it has to be being the star witness in the case against him! Nicki Minaj is allegedly about to do just that as she has to be the witness in the case against her brother, Jelani Maraj.

According to Page Six Nicki is will be a key part of the defense.

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Minaj will be, in fact, the crux of the defense; in opening statements in Nassau County, the brother’s lawyer said Thursday that the whole case was an attempt to extort $25 million from the hugely successful “Anaconda” rapper.

The little girl’s mother, Jacqueline Robinson, “related to Nicki that, ‘I can make the charges go away for $25 million,’” said David Schwartz, lawyer for Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj.

Robinson and the brother had just married when Robinson’s then-11-year-old daughter told officials in graphic detail that her new stepfather was raping her as often as four times a week, prosecutors say.

In her own opening statement, Assistant District Attorney Emma Slain told jurors that the girl’s brother, who was then 8, first revealed the abuse to child services.

The boy said he’d been beaten by his stepdad after walking in on him having sex with his big sister in a spare bedroom, the prosecutor alleged Thursday.

Child services called the cops; a search warrant at the house recovered a pair of the girl’s pajama pants, soiled with the stepdad’s DNA, the prosecutor said.

“He had sex with that 11-year-old girl sometimes four times a week,” the prosecutor told jurors.

But Schwartz claimed in openings that the mother put the DNA on the pants herself, then made sure cops found them as part of a frame-up.

“Why would [Robinson] lie and force her children to lie? I can give you 25 million reasons why,” the defense lawyer told jurors.

“Jackie became obsessed with Nicki Minaj — getting her hands on her money,” the lawyer added.

“An evil Jackie targeted him,” the lawyer said, pointing to Maraj, “trying to get him to marry her, and then just four months after they were married, we have this.”

Minaj has stuck by her older brother, posting his $100,000 bond when he was busted in December. Neither the defense nor prosecutor would say whether Minaj will take the stand.

But defense private investigator Les Levine said she will be called on her brother’s behalf. He would not say on which day.

This has to be hard for Nicki and her family. We will keep her in our prayers!

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#FakeNews! Nene Leakes Says She & Hubby, Gregg, Are NOT Separated!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Nene Leakes, is the latest celebrity yelling “Fake News,” when it comes to the status of her marriage to husband, Gregg Leakes. Apparently, rumors were swirling that the couple separated  thanks to the latest episode of the series, which coupled Nene’s current marital woes with the wedding of her cast mate and top model, Eva Marcell. Nene took to Instagram to set the record straight!

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Nene Leakes, is the latest celebrity yelling “Fake News,” when it comes to the status of her marriage to husband, Gregg Leakes. Apparently, rumors were swirling that the couple separated  thanks to the latest episode of the series, which coupled Nene’s current marital woes with the wedding of her cast mate and top model, Eva Marcell. Nene took to Instagram to set the record straight!

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes attend NBCUniversal’s 73rd Annual Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

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We are really glad Gregg and Nene have not separated. We can only imagine what they are dealing with when it comes his cancer diagnosis. Let’s keep them in our prayers!

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Tea Spilled? John Legend Says College Admissions Scandal Runs Much Deeper Than Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin!

The college cheating scandal that encompasses dozens of top tier institutes of higher learning and has gotten actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin has been front page news this week. Although the two actresses have become the face of the scandal (say it ain’t so Aunt Becky), according to John Legend the “rabbit hole” run much deeper. 

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The college cheating scandal that encompasses dozens of top tier institutes of higher learning and has gotten actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin has been front page news this week. Although the two actresses have become the face of the scandal (say it ain’t so Aunt Becky), according to John Legend the “rabbit hole” run much deeper.

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“I went to a good school,” Legend told ET at the iHeartRadio Music Awards Thursday. “I think it’s a longer conversation because I think a lot of people look at this rightly as fraudulent and dishonest.”

“But the bottom line is, the system has been rigged for wealthy people for a long time,” he continued. “The admissions system rewards people’s parents being wealthy and people’s parents having gone to a certain school. There’s a lot of legal ways to do that that still aren’t really that fair to a lot of other people.”

Legend’s very serious and thoughtful remarks on the admissions scam follow his wife’s reaction from a few days earlier; in contrast to her husband, Teigen poked fun at the whole thing by photoshopping their heads onto those of athletes.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin

It is no secret or surprise to us that the wealthy and elite have been able to go off the radar, or do something illegal, to procure opportunities for their children. Honestly, I am surprised more celebrities were not caught up in this scandal. We are sure this scandal is still unfolding.  We will keep you up to date on the details as they become available!

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Paris Jackson Slams Reports She Was Hospitalized Over Suicide Attempt!

Not so fast! Paris Jackson is denying reports she would hospitalized over an alleged suicide attempt! Earlier today TMZ reported the only daughter of the late and great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, attempted to harm herself and that her reasoning was somehow connected to the Leaving Neverland documentary. As you may already know, the documentary alleges her father molested multiple young boys, and Paris recently spoke out against the backlash stating she does not have to answer for anything her father may, or may not have done.

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Not so fast! Paris Jackson is denying reports she would hospitalized over an alleged suicide attempt! Earlier today TMZ reported the only daughter of the late and great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, attempted to harm herself and that her reasoning was somehow connected to the Leaving Neverland documentary. As you may already know, the documentary alleges her father molested multiple young boys, and Paris recently spoke out against the backlash stating she does not have to answer for anything her father may, or may not have done.

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Paris responded to TMZ with the following tweet:

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She then went on to add a few emojis.

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Suicide is definitely nothing to scoff at and we are just glad to hear from Paris that she is doing well. As for these hecklers trying to get her to answer for her father’s allegations we have to say that the daughter will not suffer for the sins of the father. Whether Michael Jackson molested those young men is truly up to interpretation; and with his demise, it is now a moot point.

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