Our condolences go out to Nicki and her family.

Nicole Marie Melton
Jul, 05, 2011

Our prayers are with Nicki Minaj today as she mourns the death of her cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, who was murdered yesterday.

Nicki shared the devastating news via Twitter yesterday afternoon, writing, "My cousin Nicholas...Murdered. Last night. Near his home. Brooklyn, NY.” She also sent two photos of her cousin Nicholas adding, "My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last night."

Nicholas was shot as he walked to his car after leaving the C-PAC nightclub in Brooklyn at about 2:40am Monday, reports the New York Daily News.  No motive was stated and no arrests have been made.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Nicki and her family.