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It's weird, because when he was on crack, he was more peaceful, and when he would drink, he became loud and violent. Each drug has its own spirit. You could see it on the person and feel it in the room.
Nicki Minaj, The Guardian.[1]

Robert Maraj[2] (sometimes credited as Omar Maraj[3]) was Nicki Minaj's father. He was of mixed Afro and Indo-Trinidadian ancestry. He was from Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. When Minaj was a little girl living with her grandmother in Saint James, Robert and his wife, Carol Maraj, were living in America, looking for work and a house in Queens, New York City. After finding a home, Minaj moved to Queens with her parents at the age of five.


During Minaj's childhood, Robert began abusing drugs and alcohol. Minaj would sometimes return home to find her furniture pawned by her father for drug money. He once burned down the family's house while Carol was inside, but she managed to escape unharmed. Maraj eventually went to rehab and kicked his crack addiction, and was attending church before he passed.

In February 2021, unfortunately he was killed in a hit-and-run accident. He was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries. He was 64 years old at the time of his death.


  1. Hattenstone, Simon. "Nicki Minaj: 'I have bigger balls than the boys'." The Guardian. 27 April 2012. Accessed May 15, 2012.
  2. "Videos: Nicki Minaj's One Hour E! Special...." Accessed May 16, 2012.
  3. Ugwu, Reggie. "Nicki Minaj's Dad Responds to Abuse Claims." Accessed May 16, 2012.