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Nicki Minaj reveals cousin's shooting death via Twitter

tbd-nickiminaj070611.jpgNicki Minaj suffered a family loss over the weekend, as her cousin was shot and killed in New York early Monday, the singer revealed via Twitter.

Nicholas Telemaque, 27, died around 2:40 a.m. Monday when he was shot in the torso seven times on his way home from a nightclub called CPAC, the New York Daily News reports. The singer tweeted a couple of photos of Telemaque via @nickiminaj, along with the messages, "Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite" and "*My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn,NY"

The Daily News adds that cops are looking for a suspect, but no arrests have been made.

[Photo: via Lockerz.com]

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 4:29pm]

    

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