Robert Maraj, the father of rapper Nicki Minaj has died in a hit and run accident.
Robert Maraj died at the age of 64.
According to TMZ, the police in Nassau County, New York reported that he was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue on Friday, February 12, 2021, around 6 PM ET when he was hit by a vehicle heading northbound.
According to the report, the driver then fled the scene without a meaningful description from witnesses.
Robert was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
The Homicide Squad is investigating the case and asking for the public’s help in identifying the responsible party.
He was 64 years old.
Nicki Minaj welcomed her first child with her husband, Keneth Perry in 2020.
TMZ reported that while Nicki and Kenneth were at the marriage registry back in August 2019, she agreed to change her name from Onika Tanya Maraj to Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty.
TMZ also reports that Nicki and Kenneth might have already tied the knot in a secret wedding.
According to them, some of her friends flew into Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, where they stayed in a hotel for just two nights before leaving the city. There are also reports that they might also get married this weekend.
Nicki Minaj’s journey to the altar was in the news for several months in 2019. Only recently she was spotted at a marriage registry with Kenneth Petty where she went to change her name.