Nicki Minaj mourns her murdered cousin on Twitter

Nicki Minaj, 26, mourned the death of her “precious cousin” Nicholas, aka JUSE, on Monday, July 4, hours after his murder occurred at night near his home in New York in Brooklyn

The hip hop star announced the news on Twitter: “My cousin Nicholas (also goes by Juse) was murdered last night near his home in Brooklyn, New York,”

The rapper appeared next to her cousin in a number of recent pictures published on her Lockerz account. Minaj was obviously very close to her cousin as she seemed devastated.

The circumstances of this murder have not been specified yet.