Nicki Minaj said Tuesday that a man gunned down on July 4th in Brooklyn, NY was her “precious cousin.”
Nicholas Telemaque, 27, was shot as he walked toward his car in the wee Monday morning hours after leaving a nearby nightclub, just five blocks from his home on East 52nd Street and Farragut Road in East Flatbush.
He was hit seven times in his upper torso. Cops were called and found Telemaque with gunshot wounds to his upper torso. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he later died. Nicki tweeted along with two photos
Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin.
My baby. Killed last nite,” and, “My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic
Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn, NY
Britney Spears tweeted her condolences to Nicki Minaj and her family and asked her fans to pray for them
Please keep @NickiMinaj & her family in your prayers…. keep up the amazing love and support you guys have for her.
“It’s disgusting,” another cousin, Roger Clarke, 41, told the News. “[Cops] are saying it was intended for him.”
Police on Tuesday were still trying to determine a motive. No one has been arrested.