Nicki Minaj’s father killed by a hit and run driver in NY


Rapper Nicki Minaj’s father, Robert Maraj, has died after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in New York. He was 64.

According to the report, on Friday evening (Feb. 12), Maraj was struck by a vehicle while walking on a road in Mineola, N.Y., according to a press release from the Nassau County Police Department. According to detectives, Maraj was walking in the roadway on Roslyn Road at the intersection of Raff Avenue around 6 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle heading northbound. The unidentified vehicle fled the scene of the accident and has not yet been identified by law enforcement.

Maraj was transported to an area hospital and listed in critical condition. A hospital physician pronounced his death the following day, per the release.

Homicide detectives are currently investigating the hit-and-run incident and have not apprehended a suspect.

Minaj is yet to comment on her father’s death on social media.