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Nicki Minaj’s brother jailed for child rape

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Nicki Minaj ‘s brother has been jailed for 25 years to life after being found guilty of child rape.

Jelani Maraj was sentenced in a New York court today by Judge Robert McDonald, years after the guilty verdict was reached, reports TMZ.

Maraj was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child in a trial that lasted less than three weeks.

Back in 2017, the rapper, whose real name is Onika Maraj-Petty, visited her brother while he was locked up.

Nicki didn’t testify during the trial despite claims made by her brother’s defence team that she would.

Maraj was actually found guilty in November 2017.

He was told them that he was facing 25 years in jail but it was reported at the time that his lawyer had planned to appeal the jury’s decision.

He was found guilty of repeatedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl over a period of eight months.

He was arrested and charged in 2015, and entered a plea of not guilty in May 2017.

According to reports in the New York Daily News at the time, Maraj showed no emotion as he was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

The victim, aged 14 at the time of the trial, testified that on one occasion he assaulted her anally, and her younger brother also gave evidence, revealing that he witnessed one attack.

The defence claimed the charges were brought by the girl’s mum in a bid to demand £25 million hush money from singer Minaj.

However, DNA evidence found on the girl’s pyjama bottoms proved to be a one-in-291 billion match with Maraj.

He was remanded in custody while awaiting sentencing.

In November 2017, it was also reported that Nicki had been to visit her brother in prison for the first time.

It was said that the rapper had not had a close relationship with her brother since the charges were brought against him, but that she made an exception in order to support her mother, Carol, who wanted to visit her son.

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Kidis the Jembe quits music after losing millions of shillings

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Coast-based musician Kidis the Jembe has announced that he has quit music for good after failing to make it in the industry in over a decade he had been in the game.

A frustrated Kidis, who burst into limelight with his hit banger Kamua Leo several years back, claims he has lost millions of shillings in the music industry, something that has prompted him to quit.

The singer also claims he lost a whopping Sh6.5 million on the song Mshamba which was used as the signature tune for TV comedy program ‘Mshamba’ which aired on a local TV station.

Kidis says he has never been paid the loyalty for the song and his effort to get his dues have been futile. He also claims Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) owe him Sh7.5 million in loyalties.

Kidis made the revelations during a phone conversation with Milele FM radio presenter Chris The Baise. “Sanaa ya Kenya iko na uhuni sana, sasa naibiwa pesa hadi nilishindwa kulipa nyumba shilingi elfu kumi. Niambie vipi Kidis ashindwe kulipa elfu kumi?” he posed.

This is not the first time Kidis has shared his frustrations with the Kenyan music industry. Back in 2014, he became the first artiste to ditch Grandpa Records that was huge back then. He quit after a bitter fallout with the owner of the label Refigah.

Kidis claimed he never met his expectation since joining the label which signed him after he dropped Kamua Leo. However Refigah denied falling out with Kidis, stating that his contract with the now dead label, had come to an end.

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Kanye West ends marriage with Kim Kardashian in bizarre divorce rant

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Kanye West has seemingly ended his marriage with Kim Kardashian in a extraordinary divorce rant. The rapper, 43, reportedly caused an uproar in the Kardashian family when he dropped the bombshell his wife wanted to abort North during his presidential rally over the weekend.

Concerns for the musician have been growing after he sensationally claimed Kim called the doctors to lock him up and compared his life to horror movie Get Out in a Twitter firestorm.

The Kardashians were said to be incredibly worried about Kanye amid claims he’s in the middle of a serious bipolar episode. Kanye’s latest claim appeared to suggest he had been trying to divorce Kim since she met fellow rapper Meek Mill at a hotel.

His tweets have been deleted since they were posted on Monday.

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Frankie JustGymIt responds to deadbeat dad tag

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Popular fitness trainer Frankie Kiarie better known as Frankie JustGymIt recently broke down responding to questions posed by his followers pertaining to his children. In the video dubbed ‘Deadbeat Dad’ posted on his YouTube channel, Frank read out questions asked by netizens.

One question took him aback after one user asked why he was a deadbeat dad to his two children with Maureen Waititu.  In response, Frankie googled the meaning of a deadbeat dad stating that he took care of his children and was always there for them.

“Each week I send money for my children’s upkeep, actually let me be candid and say I send Sh6, 000 every week for their upkeep. Personally, I spend like maybe Sh2, 500 on myself and I’m a fully grown man.

“I pay for school fees. So with school fees, Lexi goes to Montessori, he loves it there. It’s a private school, the fees there is not cheap. Let me just be candid, the school fees is about Sh150, 000 per term. Paying is not easy and there was a reason he went there which I’m not going to touch on,” he said.

The fitness trainer cautioned netizens against labeling individuals and tasked them to do their research.

Asked on whether he left Maureen to be with Corazon Kwamboka, Frankie explained that things between him and Maureen were not okay and it is after they broke up that he met his current girlfriend.

“I didn’t leave Maureen for Kwamboka. Maureen and I broke up then I met Kwamboka. It wasn’t planned that I am going to get rid of this beautiful thing that we had going on and go start another beautiful thing that we have now going on. That wasn’t the thought process. We had our differences and issues and it’s something that people need to understand.

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