Nicki Minaj’s father dies after hit-and-run crash | Ents & Arts News

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The father of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a automotive in New York, police have stated.

Robert Maraj, 64, had been strolling alongside a street in Lengthy Island on Friday night when he was hit by the automotive, earlier than the automotive continued on its journey.

Mr Maraj was taken to hospital, the place he died on Saturday.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash.

A consultant for Minaj confirmed the demise to TMZ, though she has not made a public assertion.

Minaj, whose actual identify is Onika Tanya Maraj, was born in Trinidad earlier than being raised within the New York Metropolis borough of Queens.

The demise of her father comes simply 4 months after she welcomed her first youngster with husband Kenneth Petty.