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Nicki Minaj:

My Cousin Was Murdered

7/5/2011 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicki Minaj says her "precious cousin" was shot and killed in Brooklyn yesterday ... and TMZ has learned the shooter is still on the loose.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 27-year-old Nicholas Telemaque was killed around 2:40 AM on July 4 from "multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso."

Minaj posted photos and messages on Twitter ... saying, "Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite."

We're told cops are investigating the incident -- but so far, no arrests have been made.

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some guy    

@Nicki


My condolences

1203 days ago
2.

kelliek    

hmmmm so what??

1203 days ago
3.

Muppet    

Sorry for her loss. No one deserves that!

1203 days ago
4.

Bill    

Thank goodness! One less to deal with.

1203 days ago
5.

lanie    

Bill 4 minutes ago
Thank goodness! One less to deal with.
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One less what, Bill? I haven't heard of the victim being a criminal. So what are you referring to?

1203 days ago
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Janar    

Was he a rapper and in the entertainment business also? I have never heard of him before.

1203 days ago
7.

Nick    

I hope she coperates with the police. This stop snitching culture is the reason why a lot of these murderers are not solved.

1203 days ago
8.

Ray    

another pretender gone so sad :]

1203 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

Gang/drug-related, of course.

1203 days ago
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two cents    

Live by the sword. Drugs. It's always the drugs. One less...

1203 days ago
11.

Jack    

Nicki, if you need a shoulder to cry on give me a call. I'll bite that big ol' butt and make you forget about cous.

1203 days ago
12.

Alexis    

they are drug dealers and gun weilding gangsters... so, should we feel sorry for the Victim or the people who was 'victimized' by Victims..?

1203 days ago
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george    

great news, wonder how many that will keep off the welfare system.

1203 days ago
14.

Cartman    

Another dead guy who never learned how to put a curve on the brim of his baseball hat. This seems to be an epidemic!

1203 days ago
15.

Nae    

R.I.P Nicholas Telemaque

Its Sad A Person Can Get Murdered On A Hoiliday That Ment To Be Exciting. He Was Cute To; Im Sure He Will Be Missed. Wonder What Part Of Brooklyn Though

1203 days ago
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