Hit and run fatal accident victim

Nicki Minaj's father killed by hit-and-run driver in New York

In a statement police say Robert Maraj was walking along a road in Long Island on Friday night when he was hit.

After the driver left the scene, the 64-year-old was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead the next day.

Officers from Nassau County Police Department say "the investigation is ongoing", and the rapper hasn't said anything publicly yet.

The statement didn't say Robert Maraj was Nicki Minaj's dad, but a police spokesman confirmed to AFP that he was her father.