Nicki Minaj speaks on her dad's tragic death.

by Helvine Achieng
May 17, 2021

Trinidadian-born rapper, singer-songwriter, and actress Nicki Minaj has for the first time opened up about receiving the bad news of her father's death that happened on February 12.

Nicki had this to say

"Tho I can't really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet; I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life." She wrote


"I find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that he's gone. Life is funny that way. May his soul rest in paradise. He was very loved & will be very missed."

Nickis' father, Robert Maraj, died in a hit and run at an intersection in Mineola, N.Y.After the driver fled, Robert was taken to the hospital but died the following day.

The driver of the Volvo station wagon, Charles Polevich, pleaded not guilty after being tracked down by police.