Nicki Minaj Speaks Out on Charleston Church Shooting

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 Nicki Minaj attends 106 & Park at BET studio on Dec. 18, 2014 in New York City. 

Following the tragic Charleston, S.C., church shooting on Wednesday, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter Thursday to post a message in response. 

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"Innocent people gathering to worship God are brutally murdered. Smh. Cherish life you guys...and cherish the people u love," she wrote. 

Shooter Dylann Roof was apprehended by authorities Wednesday and federal authorities have opened a hate crime investigation.