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Family of the YMCMB diva Nicki Minaj are speaking about the death of her cousin Nicholas Telemaque, killed early Monday morning by gunfire.

Nicki confirmed the report on Twitter she tweeted,

“Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin, my baby killed last night…my cousin Nicholas murdered near his home last night. Brooklyn, New York.”

Family of Telemaque have reached out to RadarOnline.com to explain their side of the story and say that they believe his death was a mistake.

His cousin Carol Clarke stated, the 27-year-old was never in any trouble and kept himself clear of drugs and gangs.

“He was shot in the chest as he walked towards his car close to his home. Nicki is absolutely devastated as are all our family – she was very close to her cousin but now he has gone, 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.” according to Clarke.

Police believe Telemaque was killed during the early hours of Monday morning in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, around 2.40 a.m. 

More about this story as it breaks…

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