Botham Jean Family Lawyer Praises Cardi B, Slams Nicki Minaj In Fiery Instagram Rant

Published: Friday 11th Oct 2019 by Rashad

It’s been over a week since a Dallas court handed down a guilty verdict to former policewoman Amber Guyger after she was tried for the murder of her neighbor, an unarmed Black man named Botham Jean, but that certainly hasn’t slowed chatter around the case.  Sentenced to 10 years in prison for the act, several aspects of the proceeding – including the length of her sentence (given the severity of the crime) – have been met with harsh criticism from legal analysts, celebrities, and more.

While the judge presiding over the case, the honorable Tammy Kemp, has been on a media blitz to justify her ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unethical’ courtroom behavior (click here to read more), other key players – including Jean’s family lawyer S. Lee Merritt – is fielding criticism on his clients’ behalf for the flack they’ve received for their courtroom actions (see:  forgiving Guyger, etc.).

After catching wind of a disparaging Twitter comment from Grammy nominated rapper Nicki Minaj after the death of star witness Joshua Brown, Merritt took to Instagram (October 10) to not only clap back but also praise the femcee’s ‘more active’ musical counterparts for their role in the fight for justice.

See his words inside:

After Nicki said this:

Merritt incited fury from Minaj’s fans, affectionately called #Barbz, when he responded with:


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@nickiminaj decided to shame the 18 year old brother of #BothamJean for forgiving and embracing #AmberGuyger after she was convicted and sentenced for the murder of his brother. First, I have to welcome Nicki to the conversation. To date artist like @badgalriri, @iamcardib and a whole host of her colleagues have helped me advocate for justice for Botham and other victims of police brutality. Nicki has stood silent. But now she decides to take her huge platform and use it to attack a teenager grappling with the murder of his brother and the tenets of his faith. The Jean family has suffered. This beautiful, regal, proud, pious family has endured more pain and suffering than anyone deserves. They have reacted in a myriad of ways. His mom says she almost lost her faith. Botham’s sister has spent the past year almost constantly choked with anger. For his part Brandt has become reclusive and silent. When he chose to speak to the source of his family’s distress— he had the right to say and do whatever he needed to in order to get past this unthinkable tragedy. Nicki’s statement “he should have let y’all suffer and minded his business” is chilling. To direct your anger at this family is at best misguided. I represent both families. They don’t blame each other. They share in each other’s suffering in a way only they could fully appreciate. Nicki has no place speaking on this family’s suffering or saying someone should have added to it. There was no causal relationship between Brandt’s show of mercy and the murder of Joshua. There is a lot of righteous anger about the facts surrounding the murder of Joshua Brown. You could use your huge platform to address the protocol violations of the judge or instructing your millions of followers to demand DPD recuse itself from the investigation. Instead you belittle and shame a family that has suffered more than any of us. ***See editorial comment below.

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Barbz and others united to defend Nicki.  See highlights below:


[main photo source:  Getty Images/FilmMagic/ShutterStock]

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  1. Only Facts October 11, 2019

    Y’all are shady for that pic.

    I’m tired of the Nicki v. Cardi. Room for everyone

    • The Real Princess Jasmine October 11, 2019

      Ok I’m so tired of the grape juice dragging this dead beef let it rest and move on

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 11, 2019

        If u so tired of TGJ then do us a favor and stop trolling on here every day. Get it through your little brain we dont like u!

  2. The Real Princess Jasmine October 11, 2019

    Slow News Day and I had a feeling this boring slow ass thirsty blog would report this story anything to do with CardiB or Nicki Minaj and Sams bootyholle gets moist to cover a story this is nothing but Clout!!!! For goodness sake y’all lost a family member to gun violence and you want use Nicki Minaj and CardiB for Clout

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 11, 2019

      If u dont like Jasmine’s Grape Juice then go away and dont come back troll! Good riddance!

      • The Real Princess Jasmine October 11, 2019

        Suck Nicki Minaj’s and my Diicckkss you fat asssssssss beach whale ?

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 11, 2019

        NOBODY wants to see that shriveled up flacid little diick u aint used since 1987 u sissy bottom. The inly thing u use is ur dirty, super loose, warted up man Busssy. U on here barking at me all the time for no reason when u need to take ur trifling sissy ass down to the free clinic to get some penicillin shots. U need to get an A.IDs test while u there and stop spreading around the MONSTER with your toxic man Busssy! Then again any triflin ass man that want to dig up in ur ugly vile sick ass deserve to catch it. U nasty ass cuuum dump garbage bottom. U trash!

  3. Jasmine The Real Princess October 11, 2019

    Nicki is pedo supporting TRASH

    • rxmel October 12, 2019

      nicki is a multi millionaire with millions of fans all across the world.. and you?

  4. biancacook October 11, 2019

    i can understand the outrage over the judge hugging the defendant but the brother. if that’s what he needs in order to heal that’s his journey. u wouldn’t do it well thats you. for her to make the comment she made about him letting them suffer is very insensitive. that man is still gone from them. a conspiracy theory is just that a theory. it is irresponsible to make that type of statement when it hasn’t been proved that this young man was killed due to his testimony. she made harsh statements and was met with them. every other celeb did mention the hugging but none said anything about him letting them suffer by not testifying.

    • October 11, 2019

      So what just because Nicki wasn’t politically correct or a house negro she is wrong, pff fck that.

      • biancacook October 11, 2019

        for someone whose brother is a r***** and married to one, it woulda been best for her to stfu. if that little girl and her mother forgave her brother would she have the same response? didn’t safaree forgive her for stabbing him. didn’t she expect for the courts to go easy on meek. doesn’t she surround herself with criminals. didn’t she just threaten a few others with her new hubby and goons? like come on. didn’t she just claim to retire because of all the hate she receives just to turn around and do the same thing all thee time. i mean isn’t that why she has her lil podcast. she only goes on there to rant and rave. she hasn’t done an episode yet where she didn’t. hell the first episode she went off on her label and management.

    • MCalling you h*** out October 11, 2019

      But she wasn’t the only one that made that comment. So what’s your excuse for him not coming at any of the men that made that comment?

  5. biancacook October 11, 2019

    i must also say nicki should have just kept that in her circle cuz the police killing him is just a theory but her brother’s actions are proven. she didn’t speak on that or her ties to other problematic ty[pes like 69 and her hubby soo she should shut it.

  6. King Khia October 11, 2019

    Nicki got SONNED!!! Another L for HOnika and her neutered Ken Barbz and fake woke Black feministas. Hahahahaaaaaaaa

    • rxmel October 12, 2019

      nicki was the highest paid female rapper for the last ten years … which L, get a job and stop hating on the queen of rap she is UNBOTHERED

  7. Just Sayin’ October 11, 2019

    I don’t like Nicki Minaj but I agree with her on this one and Bothem Jean family lawyer is just a damn clout chaser for bring up that Nicki vs Cardi mess. If the situation were reverse and Bothem Jean would have going in Amber Guyger apartment shot and killed her would he get a 10 year sentence and a hug from the judge. Foh with that bs

    • Anne October 11, 2019

      Forgiveness was the little brother’s way of dealing with his grief. He did it as much for himself as her or maybe even moreso for himself. Nicki was wrong to judge him for that or suggest that Joshua Brown should have denied the whole family as they sought justice for Botham. Brown did the right thing by testifying. Nicki’s logic was way off base.

  8. taytay October 11, 2019

    Hes said what he said Period!

    Niki is ignorant to the issue and the Brother

    She shou;ld stay with her perdi bum no job husband and shut it!

  9. teanna October 11, 2019

    Logg off sis!!! Niki Logg OFF!

    hahaha fo real
    like shut you unwanted attention seeking mouth!
    this old lady is dum and fulll of nasty seed

  10. Adonis October 11, 2019

    Lol I love how Nicki Minaj never usually comments on social injustice or issues that affect the minorities unless it financially benefits her stay in ur air head Lane Nicki ?

  11. AdeleFan October 11, 2019

    Stop using Cardi’s name for click bait

  12. SNF October 11, 2019

    The ppl really hate Nicki Minaj… I mean just about everybody…

    • The Real Princess Jasmine October 11, 2019

      I don’t think she cares about people her family and fans love her and that’s all that matters let the angry people stay mad

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 11, 2019

        U Trash

  13. kay kay October 11, 2019

    Niki is such trash!

    always needing attention ! stupid girl!

    mind your ugly brother who likes underage girls! you go huig his looser b***!
    niki is dum like go away and really retire and leave

    Old lady is pure ignorance and body shaped like a dummy!

  14. Paulo October 11, 2019

    Wow. That was the scalping of a lifetime. For such a smart woman, Nicki sure puts her foot in her mouth pften when it comes to politics and social issues.

    • Anne October 11, 2019

      I agree, she walked right into that one and deserved to be corrected.

  15. Anne October 11, 2019

    “He should’ve let y’all suffer and minded his business” … that part was harsh. Have to agree with the family attorney on this one. Joshua Brown did the right thing by testifying and his testimony may have contributed to the guilty verdict, regardless of the brother’s forgiveness.

  16. Caleb October 12, 2019

    At first I thought she was saying what we all felt until she went and said, “he should’ve let y’all suffer.” Like why does she have to say stuff like that? Wtf

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