Relatives of Nicki Minaj believe the shooting of her cousin Nicholas Telemaque may have been a case of “mistaken identity”.
The 27-year-old was killed late on Sunday night (July 3) close to his home in Brooklyn.
Minaj immediately took to Twitter upon hearing the news. Another cousin, Carol Clarke, believes he may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“His friends have told us there wasn’t any trouble that night and we believe it could have been a case of mistaken identity but the police are still investigating the case,” she told Radaronline.com. “He was shot in the chest as he walked towards his car close to his home.”
Clarke also revealed that Minaj is struggling to cope with Telemaque‘s death.
“Nicki is absolutely devastated as are all our family – she was very close to her cousin but now he has gone,” she added.
“She has reached out to Nicholas‘ mum Victoria to offer her words of comfort but she is too distraught.”