Nicki Minaj's father, Robert Maraj, died in the hospital on Saturday, a day after he was struck by a car in New York. The accident was a hit-and-run, and the driver, Charles Polevich, 70, has been tracked down and turned himself into the police. Polevich has been charged with leaving the scene of a car accident with a fatality and tampering with evidence. He also reportedly stopped and asked if Maraj was okay before fleeing the scene, prompting Minaj’s attorney, Ben Crump, to tweet, “Charles Polevich was not only irresponsible & negligent in hitting Maraj, but was more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help.”
Minaj’s mother, Carol Maraj, has reacted by filing a lawsuit at the Supreme Court of the State of New York on behalf of Maraj. Crump is known for representing the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Jacob Blake.
**This story is breaking and will be updated as further reports come in on the status of the lawsuit**