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Nicki Minaj's Dad Dead At 64 After Hit-And-Run In Long Island

By Jeff Mazzeo

Nicki Minaj's father has died after being struck and knocked down by a vehicle in Long Island, New York.

Robert Maraj succumbed to his injuries at the age of 64 according to TMZ. Nassau County Police told them and other news outlets that Maraj was involved in a hit-and-run around 6 pm on Friday, February 12, while walking in Mineola. He was taken to a local hospital and was in critical condition but died sometime over the weekend.

Nicki Minaj in a pink outfit.
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The rapper's father was struck while walking between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue, according to reports. The driver allegedly fled the scene immediately. The Homicide Squad is investigating the incident and is urging anyone with information to come forward.

Nicki self-admittedly had a rocky relationship with her father and she has not made any statements about the passing of Maraj despite multiple outlets reaching out. Her reps also have not responded to comment requests, the report said.

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty

Minaj just turned 38-years-old on December 8, which was special because it was her first since the birth of her child and marriage to Kenneth Petty. She confirmed the birth of her son on October 15 when she shared congratulatory notes from some of her famous friends. Beyonce sent a note that read, "Welcome to motherhood. God bless you and your family.” Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sent a note that simply said, “Congrats! We love you!” Nicki later shared some sweet snaps of her "Papa Bear" on January 2.

"#PapaBear thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama 🎀🦄🙏 Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year," Minaj wrote on social media. "Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me. Becoming a mom is by far the most fulfilling job I’ve ever taken on. Sending love to all the superhero mothers out there. Big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time."

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