Robert Maraj, father to Nicki Minaj, American-Trinidadian rapper, has passed away after he was struck in a hit-and-run accident in Long Island, New York.


According to TMZ, the 64-year-old was walking along a road at the intersection of Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in Mineola on Friday evening when he was hit by a car.

Nassau county police in New York were quoted as saying that the driver fled the scene and has yet to be identified.

It was gathered that Maraj was taken to a hospital, where he breathed his last on Saturday.


Minaj is yet to make any public statement about her father’s demise — as of the time of this report.

The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, is from Trinidad.

Her parents, however, relocated to the United States when she was five years old. She was raised in the New York City borough of Queens.


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