Nicki Minaj’s father, Robert Maraj, died on Saturday after being caught up in a hit and run incident in Mineola, New York on Friday night. The reported news has now been confirmed by the Nassau County Police Department.
The accident that caused the death
Maraj lived in Mineola, was struck while walking around 6 p.m., and was taken to the hospital where he later succumbed to his death. He was 64 and was reported to have been walking on Long Island when the car hit him and then did not care to stop. The driver of the vehicle reportedly fled the scene without a meaningful description from the witnesses.
Nicki Minaj’s relationship with her father
Minaj, who was born as Onika Tanya Maraj, has yet to publicly address the death of her father. The singer has previously described Maraj as violent towards her mother, stating that her father once set fire to their home with her mother inside. She has said that she remembers when her mother would let her father be violent with her and she always brings the story up of how she would stand in front of her mother. In her 2018 documentary, she even demonstrated how she put up her arm for protecting her mother. She also said that she does not want any man to treat her like that, abuse her, so people might think that she was snobby or abrasive, or bitchy. But she did not mind being any of that.
The ongoing investigations
The investigations are going on currently to know about the driver, but there are no confirmed reports of the suspect. We hope that Nicki Minaj soon comes out with an official statement about how they are going about the case and also her feelings after her father’s death.