Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Her Father’s Untimely Death

Timileyin Abdulsalam By Timileyin Abdulsalam - Entertainment Reporter
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Nicki Minaj has shared an emotional account of the day she learned about her father’s tragic passing in a hit-and-run incident in New York in 2021, during a recent interview with Ebro Darden.

Recalling the moment, Nicki Minaj expressed the surreal nature of the events, stating, “Everything started spinning. I couldn’t believe how quickly everything happened, especially because he was the happiest that I had heard him in a long time.”

She went on to revisit the last conversation she had with her father on the same day before the accident occurred. He had called, expressing eagerness to meet her and her son, whom he had not yet had the chance to encounter.

Minaj vividly remembered his excitement and how he sounded genuinely happy about the prospect of seeing them.

Detailing the conversation, she shared, “The phone rings, and I see it’s my father. I normally would not have picked up because I don’t like to be on the phone with the baby there. I would’ve called him back. Something said, ‘Pick up the phone.’ I picked up, he was very happy, and he was like, ‘Baby, I could come on Monday?’ because he had been waiting to be able to come to Cali to help me.”

Despite her father’s initial reservation, Minaj believed that his presence would bring joy to their home. Tragically, he never got the chance to meet her son.

Minaj revealed that the incident served as the inspiration behind her song “Are You Gone Already” from her latest album.

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Timileyin Abdulsalam, a journalist, and content writer based in Lagos, is versatile in crafting articles that cover a broad spectrum of topics, including entertainment, politics, social issues, technology, crime, and justice. His unique storytelling style is well-known among readers. Having graduated from the University of Ilorin, Timileyin also holds certifications in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, and a Professional Certificate in Media and Communication.