According to a report from New York Newsday, Nicki Minaj’s father was killed by a hit and run driver this past weekend in Long Island, NY.

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Nassau County Police reported that a then unidentified man was struck by. a vehicle on February 12 around 6pm. The driver fled the scene and the victim, who was later identified as Robert maraj, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but later succumbed to his injuries. He was 64 years old.

Nassau Police have reportedly opened a murder investigation in regards the rapstress’ father, but they have no description of the vehicle that hit him.


Nicki has yet to publicly address the death of her father. will update the details to this story as it develops.