Rapper Nicki Minaj has announced the tragic death of her cousin Nicholas over the Independence Day weekend. While Americans were celebrating Independence Day on Monday, July 4, The 'Moment 4 Life' raptress took to her Twitter page to pay tribute to her cousin and wrote, “My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite."
Sharing the heart-wrenching news on Twitter, Nicki Minaj revealed, “Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite (Sunday)." Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj also posted a picture of her late cousin along with the message. She further tweeted, “*My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn, NY."
However, many of her fans and other celebrities flooded her Twitter page with messages of support immediately after Nicki made the announcement. One particular fan wrote, “sorry for your loss hunX. God will pass his judgment , he is defiantly in a safe place God bless XXx xXX." Former 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks tweeted, “Sending love & prayers to you and your family."