Rapper Nicki Minaj’s father died in an accident, the police said.

The 64-year-old Robert Maraj was walking in Mineola, Long Island, at 6.15pm on Friday when he was “hit by a blank vehicle heading north that has left the scene of the accident,” said Nassau County Police Department in a report Explanation.

Maraj was rushed to hospital in critical condition and died on Saturday, police said. The homicide squad is investigating.

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Minaj has not yet made any public comments about her father’s death.

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