Nicki Minaj’s cousin was tragically shot and killed in Brooklyn on Monday, July 4,

According to New York’s Daily News, the Young Money starlet’s cousin, 27-year-old Nicholas Telemaque, was attacked after leaving C-Pac nightclub in East Flatbush at around 2:40 a.m yesterday morning. He was shot multiple times in his torso while walking to his car, dying soon after in Kings County Hospital.

Minaj took to Twitter to react to the unfortunate news. “My precious cousin,” she said. “My baby. Killed last nite (sic)”

As of press time no motive in the shooting has been reported nor have any suspects been arrested. —Martin Spasov