Nicki Minajs Father Killed In Hit-And-Run In New York, Police Say

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Nicki Minajs Father Killed In Hit-And-Run In New York, Police Say

Topline. Robert Maraj—the father of rapper Nicki Minaj—died over the weekend after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York, police announced Sunday.
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Robert Maraj—the father of rapper Nicki Minaj—died over the weekend after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York, police announced Sunday.

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Key Facts

Nassau County Police said that Maraj, 64, was walking along a road on Long Island on Friday evening when he was struck by an unidentified driver who then fled the scene.

Maraj was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, and then died from injuries sustained from the crash on Saturday, according to police.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, with no arrests made so far.

Police are asking any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Key Background

Nicki Minaj, 38, was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and was raised in Queens, New York. After an uber successful career, during which she accumulated a number of Hot 100 hits and ranked among music’s , Minaj her plans to retire and focus on her family in late 2019. Though she hasn’t released an album since 2018, Minaj still ranked #12 on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid hip hop artists in 2019, with of $29 million.

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