Rapper Nicki Minaj's dad Robert Maraj dies in hit and run accident

Rapper Nicki Minaj's dad Robert Maraj dies in hit and run accident

- Nicki Minaj's dad Robert Maraj was on Friday, February 12, walking on the NY streets when a car ploughed into him

- The driver dashed off after the accident leaving him for dead

- The rapper's dad was rushed to the hospital and declared dead the next day

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Popular US rapper Nicki Minaj’s father Robert Maraj is no more.

Rapper Nicki Minaj's father Robert Maraj killed in hit and run accident
Rapper Nicki Minaj's father Robert Maraj killed in hit and run accident
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The celebrity’s dad died on Friday, February 12, during a hit and run incident that occurred in New York.

Authorities claimed the man was on a walk when a car ploughed into him and fatally injured him.

Moments after the accident, Robert was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead on Saturday, February 13.

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Nassau County Police Department officers stated that investigations have already been launched to fish out the person who killed the 64-year-old.

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People who witnessed the unfortunate incident have been asked to come forward and help identify the perpetrator or give an account of what happened.

Nicki is still yet to publicly address the issue.

Just a few months back, Legit.ng reported that American rapper Nicki Minaj is now a first-time mom.

The rapper and her hubby Kenneth Petty welcomed their bundle of joy on Wednesday, September, as reported by TMZ.

According to sources close to the couple, Minaj gave birth in Los Angeles but the baby's gender is yet to be known.

The 37-year-old music star announced her pregnancy through an Instagram post captioning the photo "#preggers".

Before saying I do to Petty, Minaj shocked fans by announcing she was quitting music to start a family but she later bounced back.

Thursday, May 12, saw Twitter light up with the burning question of if the 37-year-old rapper was indeed pregnant.

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Hints were dropped after a fan asked Nicki how she was keeping herself busy and she responded saying she was having cravings for red meat.

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