Nicki Minaj's father Robert Maraj killed by hit-and-run driver

  • 15/02/2021
Nicki Minaj's father killed by hit-and-run driver in Long Island in February, 2021.
Nicki Minaj. Photo credit: Getty

Nicki Minaj's father Robert Maraj has died after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run over the weekend.

Nassau County Police say Robert was killed after being hit by a vehicle on a road in Long Island, New York at around 6pm on Friday (local time).

"According to detectives, while walking in the roadway on Roslyn Rd at the intersection of Raff Ave, a 64-year-old male was struck by a northbound, undescribed, vehicle that left the scene of the accident," the release stated. 

The 'Anaconda' hitmaker has not yet publicly commented on her father's death, but Robert's sister Suzie has reportedly spoken out on her private Instagram page.

A representative for Nicki has confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight (ET)

According to TMZ, Robert was rushed to hospital in critical condition before he died over the weekend. 

There reportedly isn't a decent description of the suspect vehicle available and police are appealing for information from the public to help with their investigation.