Instead of celebrating the Fourth of July holiday rapper Nicki Minaj was left to mourn the death of her older cousin Nicholas Telemaque who was murdered after leaving a Brooklyn nightclub around 2 a.m. on Monday, July 4.
Minaj shared the tragic news with fans through two messages posted on her Twitter page. In both messages she attached a different picture of Telemaque.
“Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite…My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite. Near his home,” said Nicki Minaj in a Tweet posted yesterday.
The 27-year-old was shot multiple times in the upper torso area and was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital. According to the NYDailyNews.com no arrests have been made in the murder.
Minaj is currently on tour with Britney Spears as part of the “Femme Fatale” tour. It is unclear if the rapper will take any days off from the tour to mourn the loss of her cousin.