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Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Father’s Tragic Passing in Hit-and-Run Incident

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Nicki Minaj has shared the heartbreaking details of the day she received the devastating news of her father’s passing in a hit-and-run incident in New York in 2021. In a recent interview with Ebro Darden, Minaj recounted the overwhelming emotions she experienced when her mother broke the news about the demise of her father, Charles Maraj.

Minaj described the surreal feeling of everything spinning as she absorbed the shocking news, especially considering that her father had been in a joyous state during their last conversation. The rapper reflected on the unexpected turn of events, expressing disbelief at the swift unfolding of the tragedy.

Nicki Minaj on the set of the Ebro Darden podcast [Apple Podcast]

Recalling her final conversation with her father earlier that day, Minaj shared the poignant details of his excitement to meet her and her son, whom he hadn’t yet encountered. Her father had expressed eagerness to visit and be with them, conveying his happiness and anticipation for the upcoming meeting.

As Minaj picked up the call from her father, she sensed his genuine happiness and the prospect of a positive family reunion. The tragic incident occurred before he could fulfill his plans to visit, leaving Minaj devastated by the untimely loss.

In response to the profound impact of her father’s passing, Minaj revealed that it inspired a song on her new album, titled “Are You Gone Already.” Through her music, the rapper channels her emotions and pays tribute to her late father, capturing the essence of the profound loss she experienced.

January 6, 2024

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