Nicki Minaj's brother Jelani Maraj was reportedly attacked in jail - by a group of BLOOD gang members.

According to social media chatter - Nicki brother was attacked yesterday inside an inmate dormitory at the Nassau county jail, where he is being held until sentencing on a child rape conviction.

Two people on social media (who have since deleted the posts) claimed that Jelani was attacked by a group of men affiliated with the New York City denomination of the Bloods gang.

The nature of Jenali's injuries are not known, but the witnesses online claim that the Bloods gang members "put in work."

There is also speculation that Jelani's beating may have had something to do with Cardi's feud with Nicki Minaj. Cardi has long been affiliated with the Bloods gang in New York.

This isn't the first outbreak of violence at the Nassau County jail, This summer a "disturbance" broke out at the corrections facility, which officers blamed on the Bloods.

At the time it was reported that as a result of the summer disturbance, "correction officers suffered injuries after a reputed Bloods gang member assaulted staff and other inmates tried to join in the fray"

Back in November 2017, the 39-year-old Maraj was found guilty of predatory sexual assault on a child younger than 13 years. Maraj, who long denied the allegations, was tried in Nassau County, New York. Jurors convicted him of endangering the welfare of a child and predatory sexual assault on a child younger than 13. 

Nicki Minaj had reportedly bankrolled her oldest brother’s legal defense – even putting up one of her homes as collateral so he could remain out on bail. But she reportedly cut ties with him once the verdict came down.