Cousin of Nicki Minaj Found Dead

by at . Comments

Tragic news today for Nicki Minaj and her family.

The singer's 26-year old cousin (Nicholas Telemaque, who also went by "Juse") has been found dead, as announced/mourned by the artist herself over Twitter last night. Including the following photo with her message, Nicki wrote:

Nicki Minaj Cosmo Cover

"Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite."

Minaj's Twitter followers quickly delivered notes of support to the artist, including this one from Jordin Sparks: "Sending love & prayers to you and your family."

Nicki is currently touring the country with Britney Spears. It's unknown if she'll take any time off to make arrangements for her late relative.

[Photos: Fame Pictures, Twitter]

UPDATE: Police say the crime took place around 2:40 a.m., the victim died of "multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso" and the shooter is still on the loose.


You're the best. Stay up (:


c0nd0lences t0 her family ... l0ve u nicki minaj..


love u nicki minaj


nicki minaj are u dead or not if not dead call me at 4044541635 ok plz your biggest fan kelly so call me plz


i always luv you


Am so sorry about your loss Nicky.


sry to hear bout ur loss. i love u nicki ur the best!


sad. my condolences to her family. Love Nicki.

Tags: ,

Nicki Minaj Biography

Drake and Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj rose to fame in 2010. The Trinidad and Tobago native released the album "Pink Friday" in November of 2010 and watched as it... More »
Trinidad and Tobago
Full Name
Onika Tanya Maraj