Rapper Nicki Minaj has lost her 64-year-old father who had died after falling victim to a hit-and-run driver in New York, police said.
Nassau county police did reveal how the unfortunate incident took place, with Robert Maraj walking along a road in Mineola on Long Island when he was hit by a car that didn’t slow down and kept going. The Pills and Potions rapper’s dad was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead the very next day due to succumbing to his injuries. Their local police are asking any witnesses to the fatal crash to come forward, immediately.
Nicki, who was born Onika Tanya Maraj, has yet to publicly release a statement to her fans after the death of her father. Fans of the singer has previously described her family patriarch Maraj as violent towards her mother growing up, even telling Rolling Stone in 2010 that her father once set fire to their home with her mother inside.