Rapper, Nicki Minaj’s 64-year-old father is reportedly dead after he was struck in New York by a hit-and-run driver, according to the police.
The father of the rapper, Robert Maraj is said that he was crossing the street in the village of Mineola on Long Island on Friday at 6:15pm when he was hit by an “undescribed” vehicle that left the scene, according to a statement from the Nassau County Police Department.
Mr. Maraj, who lived in Mineola, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition on Friday night.
He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by a hospital physician on Saturday, police said.
Officers from Nassau County Police Department say “the investigation is ongoing”, and the rapper hasn’t made any public statement about her father’s death yet.
Robert Maraj was not said that he was the father of Nicki Minaj, but a policeman told the AFP he was the father.
The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Minaj’s parents moved to the United States before she joined them there a couple years later at the age of 5. She was raised in the New York City borough of Queens.
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Source: ABC News