Female American rap artiste, Nicki Minaj’s father, Robert Maraj, has died after being struck in a hit-and-run accident, TMZ states.
Nassau County Police in New York said he was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue on Friday evening around 6 PM ET when he was hit by a vehicle heading northbound. The police say the driver then fled the scene without a meaningful description from witnesses.
The rapper’s father was taken to an area hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries and passed over the weekend. The Homicide Squad is investigating the case and asking for the public’s help in identifying the responsible party. There was not a decent description of the suspect vehicle provided.
Nicki hasn’t spoken about her dad’s death yet. There are shots of them together embracing over the years, so they obviously had a decent relationship and saw each other from time to time. It’s unclear what Nicki’s relationship with her dad was currently.
A representative of Nicki confirmed her dad’s death but did not have further comment at this time. Her father died at 64.