The daddy of rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver close to New York Metropolis, police mentioned Sunday.
Robert Maraj, 64, was strolling on a street in Mineola, Lengthy Island at 6:15 pm (2315 GMT) on Friday when he was hit, Nassau County Police Division mentioned in a press release.
The motive force left the scene of the accident, and Maraj was taken to hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless on Saturday.
“The investigation is ongoing,” police added.
The assertion didn’t specify Maraj’s relationship to Minaj, however a police spokesman confirmed he was her father.
Minaj, 38, was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised within the Queens borough of New York Metropolis.
The rapper has been nominated for ten Grammy awards throughout her profession.
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