Carol Maraj, the mother of Nicki Minaj, has revealed she’ll be doing a new interview to discuss her son Jelani Maraj’s rape case. Carol announced the interview Twitter on Saturday (August 4).
“Watch the Hip-Hop ‘Hood Report with Charles Fisher & the ‘Fitness Sheriff’ as I share the SHOCKING NEWS the COURT DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW in a TELL ALL INTERVIEW about my son’s TRIAL on (8/8-11pm)(8/11-3pm) Channel 20 Optimum, Channel 37 Verizon,” she wrote.
Jelani was found guilty of raping his 11-year-old former stepdaughter last November.
Charles Fisher, host of the The Hip Hop ‘Hood Report, tells HipHopDX, “As a member of the Hip Hop Community, I take notice to all social issues that go down within the culture. When I heard about this story, something did not sound right so I contacted the family to see what I could do to bring the dark to light. The mom opened up to me with love and trust. Once I read the trial transcripts and motions to dismiss the case, I was convinced that something was wrong here. To protect the #METOO movement, I had to ask her to tell the story that no none has heard.
“Carol is a proud mom and she raised her children proper, but the media has not given the family a fair shake and the Hip Hop ‘Hood Report wanted to be a platform, not just for Carol Maraj, but for other celebrities that have issues but don’t know what media outlet to approach to get a fair and balanced story told.”
Fisher adds, “The interview will expose the criminal justice system and open the door for criminal justice reform for all citizens. That is our mission, so this is bigger than Carol Maraj, this is for all those who feel that they have not gotten a fair shake with our system of law.”
Carol’s superstar daughter is preparing to release her long-delayed Queen album on August 17. She’s also preparing to embark on the NICKIHNDRXX Tour featuring Future and Tekashi 6ix9ine, which begins on September 21 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Hip Hop ‘Hood Report featuring Carol’s interview airs on Wednesday (August 8) at 8 p.m. ET and again on Saturday (August 11) at 3 p.m. ET.
The interview will be streamed here.