Nicki Minaj‘s father, Robert Maraj, died on Saturday, February 13, after he modified into as soon as struck by a automobile in successful-and-sprint accident on Lengthy Island, Us Weekly can verify. He modified into as soon as 64.
Nassau County Police told TMZ that Minaj’s father modified into as soon as walking on the aspect motorway between Roslyn Avenue and Raff Avenue at about 6 p.m. on Friday, February 12, when he modified into as soon as hit by a automobile. The driving force then fled the scene without witnesses being in a position to provide police with a detailed description. Maraj modified into as soon as transported to a within attain sanatorium in excessive situation nonetheless succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. The Unique York Times reports that the incident is being investigated by the Homicide Squad.
The 10-time Grammy nominee, 38, has now not commented publicly on her father’s dying. Minaj beforehand spoke about her demanding relationship with her dad in interviews, revealing that he struggled with drug addiction and modified into as soon as abusive in the direction of her mother, Carole Maraj.
In a 2010 interview with Rolling Stone, the “Anaconda” rapper talked about after the family moved to the U.S. from Trinidad, she would “bolt in my room and kneel down at the foot of my bed and pray that God would bear me rich in instruct that I can also grab care of my mother. Due to I continuously felt relish if I took care of my mother, my mother wouldn’t need to stay with my father, and he modified into as soon as the one at the time that modified into as soon as bringing us pain. We didn’t want him round at all, and so I continuously felt relish being rich would cure everything, and that modified into as soon as continuously what drove me.”
Two years later, she described her father as a “drug addict and alcoholic” on ABC’s Nightline, revealing that he as soon as burned down their home.
“I needed to raze him. I mature to want he modified into as soon as tiring,” she talked about. “We were scared for my mother’s life because of whenever he would maintain a right infamous outburst he would threaten to raze her.”
In the Queen documentary in 2018, she broke down in tears as recalled her anxious childhood and spoke about trying to guard her mother.
“I gain in mind when my mother would let my father be violent with her and she continuously brings up this account as a bit girl and I’d stand in front of my mother and bolt relish this [with her arms open],” Minaj talked about. “That’s why per chance some folk would picture me as abrasive or bitchy or no matter because of I vowed from that age no man would ever abuse me, name me out my name, variety out me relish that. And then all of a unexpected, that modified into as soon as my life.”
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