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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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16.

Meanie    

Yawn.

1114 days ago
17.

ChinLee3    

R.I.P. Nicholas.

1114 days ago
18.

John    

If historians are looking to chronicle racism in the early 21st century, TMZ comment will provide a wealth of data.

1114 days ago
19.

bellz    

um wow most of you guys have rude comments you no nohing aboout what happend so u cant say anything! how would you know if it had to do with drugs? STERIOTYPES

1114 days ago
20.

Bubbles The Chimp    

If the killer is 'white', I will eat a rotten banana.

1114 days ago
21.

Shadow    

So many racist in the world but thank God there is enough room in Hell. Miserable excuse to be called a human being, just a matter of time before the big guy upstairs puts an end to all of this madness. I mean you hide behind your computer while real men die daily for their country.....a bunch of cowards you are.

1114 days ago
22.

Bubbles The Chimp    

'Black' on 'Black' crime. Case Closed.

1114 days ago
23.

SHOCKED    

Wait... why is everyone speculating already?! You heard what happened?! So when you or a family member is injured as a result of being shot I hope you are singing the same tune. Some people are truly disgusting! Death is never something to rejoice about. You are just DISGUSTING!

1114 days ago
24.

will    

Nothing in this statement nor in previous ones say he was a drug user or a "gangster", and you disrespect him and his family by making these comments. Tho when people like Ryan Dunn, who were drunk, taking pics of himself drinking before hand and posting them to twitter, everyone is all "boo hoo, he was great". why? you ridicule the ones that dont deserve it and praise the ones that do....*smfh*

1114 days ago
25.

Nicole    

This message is to the idiots that's leaving stupid comments like"Thank God that's one less to deal with" you people sound so silly for saying things like that.Grow up and stop acting dumb and immature,it's time out for this foolishness.For the one's sat drug related,stop saying tings unless you really know the truth,if you don't really know what happened keep your mouth closed...how hard is that to do??? SMH...people are a trip!!!!

1114 days ago
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apennyfayothought    

it really doesn't matter what wasthe cuase of his deaf cuz we will neva no the truth ppl on the outside looking in it's lot of things dat goes on thats unsaid cause they only tell us what they want to kno an see....no one bleeds a diff. color so he was human and life was taking do to someone else selfless thinking>>>>like, ill-bill, bubbles the shimp and jackass be cool,live an let live as long as it cause no bodily harm

1114 days ago
27.

KARMA    

"I got some ni**as out in Brooklyn that will off your top" - Nicki Minaj, Roman's Revenge.

You said it. Bet it sucks to be you right now.

1114 days ago
28.

Cartman    

Hey, a 27 yr-old fellow was shot at 2:40AM in Brooklyn.

It doesn't make one racist to point out that he was probably not delivering bibles to the church at that time of the day.

1114 days ago
29.

Randy Morrison    

Isn't this the "woman" who sings "sh*tted on dem...I just sh*tted on dem...I'm the terminator...Bitch talk slick, I'ma have to terminate her"?

Well, so...someone took her advise and terminated her cousin...why should WE care? You live by rap, you DIE by rap.

What kinda low-life jackass sings a song about "sh*tted on dem" anyway? Isn't it time rappers ELEVATE the community instead of singing about terminating people?

1114 days ago
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Kev the Realist    

Sorry, BUt I am sure he was at church at 2:40 am. How about providing his background before you ask for sympathy. The families always say they were getting their lives together and then you hear that they had a rap sheet and drugs were involved. I'm just sayin. If that is not the case, NOTHING Good happens at 2:40 am. He should have been home.

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