Rapper Nicki Minaj’s father was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Long Island, TMZ first reported Sunday.
Robert Maraj, 64, was walking down the road when he was hit by a vehicle around 6 p.m. ET, Nassau County Police confirmed to the outlet. The driver fled the scene and witnesses were not able to provide any description, TMZ reported.
Nicki Minaj’s father, Robert Maraj, has died after being struck in a hit-and-run accident, @TMZ reports.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 14, 2021
Maraj was taken to the hospital in critical condition and died from his injuries over the weekend, according to the outlet. (RELATED: ‘Little Women: Atlanta’ Star Ms. Minnie Dead After Hit-And-Run)
A homicide investigation has been opened by Nassau County Police, TMZ reported.
Minaj has not commented publicly on the death of her father, but a representative for the rapper did confirm her father’s death to TMZ. It’s unclear what kind of relationship the two shared currently, TMZ reported.
Minaj has been working on a documentary of her life for HBO Max. The rapper announced the news in November.
“I’m very excited to finally share with you guys that my docuseries is coming to HBO Max!” Minaj said at the time. “It’s going to give you guys a raw unfiltered look at my personal life and my professional journey and I can’t wait to share it with you.”