Robert Marajâ ????, the father of rapper Nicki Minajâ ???? died over the weekend after being hit by a hit-and-run driver in New York, police announced on Sunday

Nicki Minaj attends the Met Gala Celebrating Camp 2019: Notes on Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of [] Art on 06 May 2019 in New York City

Nassau County Police said 64-year-old Maraj was walking down a Long Island street Friday night when he was hit by an unknown driver who then fled the scene

Maraj was taken to a district hospital in critical condition and, according to police, died of the aftermath of the crash on Saturday

Nicki Minaj, 38, was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and grew up in Queens, New York after a hugely successful career in which she garnered a record number of Hot 100 hits and was one of the highest paid women in music , Minaj announced her plans to retire in late 2019 and focus on her family.Although she hasn’t released an album since 2018, Minaj still ranked # 12 on Forbes List of highest paid hip hop artists in 2019 with pre-tax profit of $ 29 million

“Once again Nicki Minaj beat Taylor Swift for one of the most coveted titles in music history” (Forbes)

Nicki Minaj

World news – USA – Nicki Minaj’s father killed in hit-and-run in New York, police say