‘Most devastating loss of my life’ - Nicki Minaj speaks about losing dad

May 17, 2021
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj says she has been greatly affected by the death of her father, Robert Maraj, who was struck by a car in a hit-and-run incident in February.

"Tho I can't really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet; I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life. I find myself wanting to call him all the time," the rap star, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago but subsequently moved to New York City, said.

The Super Bass hitmaker still isn't ready to talk about the incident in detail. She also thinks taking a break from the music industry has been good for her mental health.

The 38-year-old rap star hasn't released an album since Queen in 2018, and Nicki admits she's now in a much better frame of mind after giving birth to her son in September.

During a Twitter Q&A, Nicki was asked if she's benefited from the hiatus and she replied: "Great question. Yes. It was soooo needed for me. I appreciate u guys so much for waiting. But yea, very much needed that zen for important bonding time w|my son, getting back fluid w|writing & smthn else I don't want to discuss yet. If u know u know. [praying emoji] (sic)"

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