Nicki Minaj's Cousin Killed: Report
Nicki Minaj's Cousin Killed: Report

Yesterday (July 4), Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to inform her followers that her cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, was murdered near his home in Brooklyn, New York.

"*My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite [sic]. Near his home. Brooklyn, NY. http://lockerz.com/s/117042525," Nicki Minaj tweeted.

Police found Telemaque, 27, with "multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso region," according to MTV.com. Telemaque was taken to King County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and was pronounced dead upon arrival. There have yet to be arrests in relation to Telemaque's murder and an investigation is "ongoing."

Shortly after Minaj tweeted the devastating news, fans and artists reached out with condolences. "@NICKIMINAJ sending love & prayers to you and your family <3 [sic]" Jordin Sparks tweeted.

Representatives for Nicki Minaj have yet to respond to request for a comment.

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