was shocked to find out that her cousin, Nicki Minaj Nicholas Telemaque, was shot and killed in Brooklyn on the early morning hours of July 4th.
STORY: HE HAS A NAME: Nicholas Telemaque, Nicki Minaj’s Cousin, Gunned Down In Brooklyn (PHOTOS)
Nicki expressed her remorse, tweeting, “My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic Murdered Last nite Near his home Brooklyn, NY.”
Telemaque’s cousin, Carol Clarke, told Radaronline that, “Nicki is absolutely devastated, as are all our family over the death of Nicholas.”
STORY: Nicholas Telemaque, Nicki Minaj’s Cousin, Remembered (PHOTOS)
At this moment, family is the most important and Nicki Minaj has a huge family.
Nicki, who was born in Trinidad, went back to her native land leading up to her “Pink Friday” album release. MTV followed the Young Money Barbie as she visited family members. Minaj shopped, hugged and talked about old times and reflected on moments with her grandmother, who she lived with after her mother left Trinidad for America.
It’s safe to say that Nicki is a family girl and having a family support system, especially at this time, is vital.
STORY: Nicholas Telemaque, Nicki Minaj’s Murdered Cousin, Was A Victim Of Mistaken Identity (PHOTOS)
From her Young Money family to her Trinidadian kin, Nicki Minaj is surrounded by loved ones.
Nicki’s late cousin, Nicholas Telemaque.
Nicki’s mom, Carol Maraj.
Nicki’s Trinidadian family.
One of Nicki’s family members tears up as Nicki takes her family on a shopping spree.
Nicki poses with Young Money family member and C.E.O.
. Lil Wayne
Nicki goes in for a kiss with fellow Young Money family member
as they shoot Nicki’s “Moment 4 Life” video. Drake
Nicki poses with Young Money family member
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Every Time Blue Ivy's Baby Hair & Afro Was Flourishing & Beautiful
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1. Blue kisses.
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2. Beyonce and Blue Ivy...like mother, like daughter
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3. Basically twins.
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4. Bey and Blue snuggle
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5. Natural and beautiful in New York City.
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6. Blue Ivy in pigtails
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7. Blue Just Chillin'
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8. Rihanna chats with Blue Ivy at the Grammys.
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9. Supporting mommy, natural hair and all.
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10. Caught dancing on camera!
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11. Blue Ivy Playtime
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12. Flawless genes.
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13. Forget your beauty standards.
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14. Daddy duties.
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15. Blue's been natural since day one.
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16. Afro appreciation.
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17. Priceless moments.
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18. A Christmas memory.
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19. Going up!
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20. When your mom is Beyonce.
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21. Bey & Jay PDA
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22. Blue Ivy's Flourishing 'Fro
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23. Blue and Bey sending smooches
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24. A family affair
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