The Associated Press News reported recently that the father of renowned musician and rapper Nicki Minaj was killed on Friday, February 12, 2021 in the Mineola community of Nassau County, New York by a hit-and-run driver.
According to a news release issued by the Nassau County Police Department, the incident occurred between 6:10 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, February 12, 2021 near the town of Mineola on Long Island. Robert Minaj, father of famous hip-hop musician Nicki Minaj, was walking along a road in Mineola when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver which did not stop after hitting him. Police are asking any eyewitnesses to the fatal mishap to come forward.
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Nicki Minaj, 38 years of age was born Onika Tanya Minaj in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and was raised in the borough of Queens in New York City. She has not yet released any public statement regarding the death of her father, although emails seeking comment have been sent to her representatives. ‘She is known for multiple number one hits and awards including six American Music Awards, ten BET awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and four Billboard Music Awards, as well as for her philanthropy and her business ventures.