Nicki Minaj has been hit with bad news as her father was reported killed in a hit-and-run accident.
Robert Maraj, who is known to be the father of the winner of viewers choice and best female hip hop artist awards, was reported dead after he was hit by a car on Saturday while he was walking in Mineola on Loong Island Friday night.
The statement didn’t say Robert Maraj was Nicki Minaj’s dad, but a police spokesman confirmed to AFP that he was her father.
The rapper – whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty – was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in the Queens borough of New York City.
The driver who hit him didn’t stop but kept driving. Robert was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead Saturday.
According to reports, Police are investigating the incident and have asked the public to come forward with any information on the hit-and-run.
Robert reportedly died Saturday after being the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Long Island, New York.
This is a very bad news for the celebrity as she just got married and has one child.
She announced she was ‘retiring’ in 2019 but has released new music since then.