Who was Nicki Minaj’s father Robert and how did he die?

NINTCHDBPICT000636316087 OQzDZg

NICKI Minaj’s dad, Robert, was killed after he was struck by a car.

He was pronounced dead on February 13, here’s what we know so far.

NINTCHDBPICT000636316087
Instagram

Cops said he was hit by a vehicle heading northbound and the driver quickly fled the scene of the crime

Who was Nicki Minaj’s father Robert Maraj?

Robert Maraj was from Trinidad and it has been reported that he had severe alcohol and drug addictions.

He was 64 at the time of his death after he was struck by a vehicle in a hit and run incident in New York on February 12.

How did he die?

TMZ confirmed the sad news on Sunday.

According to the outlet, Nassau County Police in New York said Robert was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue on Friday in the evening around 6 PM ET when the incident occurred.

The cops said he was hit by a vehicle heading northbound and the driver quickly fled the scene of the crime.

There were witnesses at the time of the accident, though it happened so quickly that no one was able to identity the person behind the car.

Robert was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, though his injuries were too substantial and he died over the weekend.

The rapper has not yet publicly responded to the news
Nicki Minaj has previously spoken out about alleged abuse claims against her father

Who was his wife and how many kids did he have?

Robert was married to Carol Maraj, Nicki‘s mother. In 2010, Nicki told Details magazine that her dad was allegedly abusive towards Carol.

“He drank a lot and did drugs, and he would get violent when he did. When he set fire to the house, he was attempting to kill my mother,” she said at the time.

“She got out before it burned all the way down. I’ve always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind — because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn’t be. I thought: “If I’m successful, I can change her life.”‘

Not much is known about Nicki’s relationship with her father, though she did briefly discuss how the abusive nature she witnessed from him during her childhood impacted her as an adult.

<!--googleoff: all-->
    <div class="sun-grid-container sun-grid-container--white">

<div class="sun-row ">
    <div class="col sun-col-6">

        <div class="rail rail--classic  rail--trending theme-showbiz" data-slide-count="4" data-slide-count-tablet="4">             <div class="swiper-container">

                <div class="rail__header">

                                        <h3 class="rail__title theme__after-color">Most read in News</h3>



                </div>


                <div class="swiper-pagination theme__swiper-pagination"></div>

                <div class="swiper-wrapper">

CONFERENCE CALL


Boris to give press conference today after 15m Covid vaccine target hit

NO ANSWERS


Father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence dies aged 74 after short illness

‘SO FUNNY’


Motorist fined for giving speed camera the finger despite driving under limit

PAGE 3 GIRL DEAD


Page 3 girl Susan Shaw dies aged 70 after four-year lung cancer battle

HOLIDAY HOPES


Brits could take self-catered staycations by Easter if R rate is low enough

MURDER PROBE


Boy, 15 & 3 others arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies in attack

                <div class="swiper-button-prev theme__background-color-rgba-80"></div>
                <div class="swiper-button-next theme__background-color-rgba-80"></div>

            </div><!-- .swiper-container -->
        </div><!-- .rail .{rail} .swiper-video-rail .{theme-slug} -->

    </div><!-- .col .sun-col-6 -->
</div><!-- .sun-row .{row} .rail-video-index-->
</div> <!-- .sun-grid-container .sun-grid-container-{color} -->
<!--googleon: all-->

In a 2018 clip from the Making a Queen documentary, Nicki recalled: “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 [with my arms open].”

He had another daughter, Ming and a son Jelani, who was sentenced to 25 years to life after he was found guilty of raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter.

Maraj pictured with his famous sister Nicki
Jelani Maraj, Robert’s son and Nicki’s brother was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child last year

Source: Showbiz – latest celebrity news, gossip, photos, TV and film reviews | The Sun | Read More