American rapper, Nicki Minaj has reportedly lost her father to a hit-and-run incident in Mineola, New York on Friday night.
Nassau County Police told TMZ that Nicki Minaj’s father was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue at about 6 p.m. on Friday, February 12, when he was hit by a vehicle.
The driver then fled the scene without witnesses being able to provide police with a detailed description. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.
Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in the Queens borough of New York City. She is yet to publicly address the death of her father.
In 2010, the rapper described her father as violent towards her mother, telling Rolling Stone that he once set fire to their home with her mother inside.
“I remember when my mother would let my father be violent with her and she always brings up this story about when I was a little girl and I would stand in front of my mother,” the singer said, demonstrating how she put her arms out for protection, in her 2018 documentary Queen.