News broke last week that Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, was officially convicted in the child rape case. When the trial initially started, it was reported that she planned to stand behind her brother throughout it all but she was never vocal about her support publicly. As you could probably imagine, it was devastating for Nicki to find out that her brother was behind the heinous crime. It's now being reported that she hasn't had a close relationship with her brother since he was charged. 

Nicki Minaj reportedly went to see her brother behind bars for the first time since the conviction, according to TMZ. They report that she took her mother, Carol, to the Nassau County Jail and neither Nicki or her mother have seen Jelani since the conviction. Along with that, they say the only reason Nicki went to see her brother in the first place was solely because her mother wanted her to go. 

The trial surrounding Jelani Maraj's charges stemmed for over a month and he's now waiting on the sentencing. The sentencing is set to take place on December 14th where he's reportedly facing 25 to life for his actions. Nicki's brother was initally arrested and charged in December of 2015 and was reportedly bailed out by Nicki Minaj shortly after. Despite the evidence, he maintained his innocence throughout the trial and at one point was reported to saying the charges were part of an extortion plot from his ex-wife. However the amount of evidence surrounding it pointed the finger at Maraj whose semen was found on the victim's pants despite the fact his lawyer said he could disprove the DNA Evidence.

Nicki has yet to comment publicly on the trial and maintained her silence throughout it all.

Aside from the guilty verdict, Nicki's been focused on her professional career. Last night, she "broke the internet" with her recent cover for Paper Magazine. In addition to that, she and Jesse Williams are the face of H&M's holiday campaign. And she's steadily working on  music on the way.