Robert Maraj, the daddy of the rapper Nicki Minaj, died on Saturday after being struck by a car in successful and run on Long Island, the authorities stated.
Mr. Maraj was strolling in the roadway close to the intersection of Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in Mineola, N.Y., at round 6:15 p.m. on Friday when he was hit by a northbound car that left the scene, the Nassau County Police Department stated in an announcement.
Mr. Maraj, 64, a resident of Mineola, was transported to a hospital in vital situation, the police stated, earlier than he was pronounced useless by a hospital physician on Saturday.
The Nassau County Police Department stated its Homicide Squad was investigating.
A consultant for Ms. Minaj confirmed his dying however didn’t present additional particulars.
Ms. Minaj, whose mother and father moved to the United States from Trinidad earlier than she joined them in the U.S. two years later, has spoken beforehand about crack cocaine use and home violence at her childhood residence in Jamaica, Queens, together with an episode in which her father tried to burn down her home.
“No. He was just abusive,” she said. “I would always hear him yelling and cursing, always. And it made me feel it was the way to interact, because that’s how I saw him interacting.’’
Ms. Minaj said in a 2010 interview with Rolling Stone that as a child, she “always felt like being rich would cure everything,” allowing her to take care of her mother so they could leave her father. “That was always what drove me,” she said.
“I was disappointed in my father,” she said. “I was afraid, very afraid, that something would happen to my mother. I had nightmares about it.”