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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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31.

Mrs. Pine    

So sad, RIP to my fellow Mets fan.

1204 days ago
32.

RyanW    

he was hanging outside at 2:40AM.. what do u think was going on? watching Wheel of Fortune? Taking a walk? looking for a job?

1204 days ago
33.

popo    

blood sacrifice she made it happen

1204 days ago
34.

Deep    

HAHA SHOCKERR!!!??!?!!?

1204 days ago
35.

Soetoro    

He looks like trouble, or looked.

1204 days ago
36.

jmk    

So sorry to hear this. Too bad his lifestyle choices are most likely to blame.

1204 days ago
37.

CarolynAB    

Mr. Levin, I hold you personally responsible when you fail to have blatantly racist (and anti-semitic, and anti-gay)comments expunged from this site.
A young man was murdered. We do not know his background story. He is a homicide VICTIM.
Stop allowing armchair bigots to hijack these news stories.
R.I.P.

1203 days ago
38.

OhWell    

And Another
Hood Rat Bites
The Dust.

1203 days ago
39.

Robert     

Damn..Now U In A Pine Box Mutha******

1203 days ago
40.

Phylicia !!!    

To all those people said "one less" go do something with yourselves because that is so rude and you sound really heartless by saying that , your just either being racist or sterotyping all black men .. Shame some people need Jesus !

1203 days ago
41.

VWillia    

Racsim is alive an well in this country even as we celebrate another year of independence. We have so many brave men and women serving our country. Men and women out there on the front line trying to make a differnce and here at home we have computer cowards.
Nasty little turds that find strengh and righteouness in there homes hiding behind their computer keyboards. Shame on all you. Even is your theories were correct there is something about speaking ill of the dead. Don't be so superior or self rightous - God don't like ugly and you just may have to reap what you sow.

1203 days ago
42.

Diamond Griffith    

I am a member of his family, and all of the people with the negative comments don't know the full story so i would appreciate if you stop with the rude and disrespectful remarks, If have you dont anything positive to say don't comment. Thank you.

1203 days ago
43.

chicagannie    

bye bye to another gangsta jig a boo. good riddance. and Nicki Minaj is a talentless skank.

1203 days ago
44.

The Neko Nation    

Sad just sad for his family, but when you live the gangsta rap lifestyle then you know what could happen.

1203 days ago
45.

;(    

i hope she finds he person who did this ....he deserved to live R.I.P Nick...im sure the people who knew your will miss you

nd sorry for your lost nicki ..im sure u loved him

he must of been well oved...sorry again i wish i could of went back nd chaned everything in this world that happened bad nd made it better ...he never deserved this!!!! im so sorry nicki nd his family...he was really young...

1203 days ago
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