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A New York man has been arrested and charged with fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run that resulted in the death of rapper Nicki Minaj's father.

Robert Maraj was killed as he crossed an intersection in Long Island, NY on Feb. 12, around 6 p.m. local time. He was 64.

Witnesses said a northbound white Volvo station wagon fled the scene of the accident.

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, Nassau County Police announced the arrest of 70-year-old Charles Polevich of Mineola.

Polevich was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Mineola on Wednesday. His bond was set at $250,000.

Nicki, real name Onika Tanya Maraj, was born in Trinidad and Tobago to Robert and Carol Maraj. Maraj worked as a finance executive and was a part-time gospel singer.

The 38-year-old rapper has not spoken publicly about her father's death.

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Nicki Minaj is mourning the loss of her father, Robert Maraj, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Long Island, NY on Friday, a spokesman confirmed. He was 64.

Maraj was hit by a car in Mineola while crossing Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue around 6 p.m. local time, Nassau County Police said.

TMZ reported that witnesses were unable to give authorities an accurate description of the driver who fled the scene.

Maraj was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

Nicki, real name Onika Tanya Maraj, was born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to Robert and Carol Maraj. Maraj worked as a finance executive and was a part-time gospel singer.

A reported drug addict and alcoholic, Maraj was allegedly abusive to Carol. In an interview with The Sun On Sunday, Carol said Maraj often struck her and the children. He allegedly set the family home on fire after an argument.

Fortunately, Carol sent Nicki and her brother to sleep at a friend’s house the night of the fire, Nicki told Wendy Williams.

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Carol, left, moved with her children to the Bronx, NY, when Nicki was five. Nicki didn't see her father again until she was an adult.

Carol said Nicki's violent upbringing helped mold her into the strong woman she is today.

Anyone with knowledge of the accident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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Lori Harvey has been sentenced after pleading "no contest" to a hit-and-run and leaving the scene of an accident in Beverly Hills, CA.

The 23-year-old Atlanta socialite was sentenced to two years probation on one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.

Witnesses claim Lori was texting and driving when her Mercedes G-Wagon hit another car, flipped and rolled over in October 2019, according to RhymeswithSnitch.

A witness claimed that after the other driver pulled Lori from the wrecked vehicle she attempted to flee the scene, but she didn't get far.

The source claims Lori immediately began FaceTiming her stepdad, comedian Steve Harvey.

She was charged with one count of resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer and one count of hit-and-run resulting in property damage.

Her attorney entered a plea of "not guilty" for her at a hearing in January.

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Lori is an equal opportunity socialite best known for dating a succession of rappers, scammers, and pro athletes without much hope for a ring from any of them.

Her boyfriends have included Dutch soccer player Memphis Depay (pictured), Sean "Puffy" Combs, and rapper Future Hendrix.

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YouTuber Tré Melvin suffered a brain injury in a hit-and-run car crash that killed his best friend, Katherya, early Monday.

A statement posted on Melvin's Twitter account announced that they both suffered brain injuries, Katherya was unresponsive and she later died.

Melvin updated his followers on his medical condition: "to those asking, i'm (physically) okay. i was knocked unconscious on impact and my brain bled fairly heavily but the bleeding stabilized this morning. my neck + my back want me dead, but that's what meds are for. i'm alive and i’m grateful."

Melvin asked for donations to pay his best friend's funeral costs.

In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: "to whoever hit us, and ran: kathy is now an ancestor. she will lead us to you."

The news comes a month after YouTube demonetized Melvin's videos when he appeared to support looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

"i will no longer allow the platform to censor my pain," he tweeted. "i will no longer allow the platform to demonetize my pain. i will no longer sit at a table both my blackness and my queerness have never truly been welcome at. i will build my own."

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Police are searching for a Louisiana woman who ran over her ex-boyfriend's new lady friend with her car. Opelousas police have put out an APB on Lakeshia Rideau, of Opelousas, after she ran over the victim early Saturday outside the Crestview Apartments.

According to KLFY News, Rideau spotted her ex-boyfriend returning home after a night out with his new girlfriend. Rideau reportedly floored the gas and struck the victim, before fleeing the scene in a late model brown and tan Nissan Maxima.

Police Chief Martin McClendon said the hit and run occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday. The male companion transported the victim to the hospital in his vehicle.

McClendon said the victim suffered broken bones in her legs and other internal injuries. She is expected to recover but she may need physical therapy.

Rideau is wanted on charges of attempted second-degree murder.

Anyone with information on Rideau's whereabouts is asked to contact Opelousas Police at (337) 948-2500.

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You want to hear something hilarious? People thought promiscuous rapper Future and Atlanta socialite Lori Harvey were dating.

How do these rumors get started? First of all, everyone knows Future is an emotionally unavailable man who can't stay faithful to one woman.

People are speculating that Lori and Future are an item because they both posted Instagram stories from what seemed to be the same exotic vacation spot.

Both of their videos showed ocean views from a deck with a similar looking banister.

After a bit of investigating by Hotnewhiphop.com, it turned out that Lori wasn't on vacation at all. She was at Nobu restaurant, which is in Malibu, CA.

And rapper Future just happened to be dining there also.

Hours later, the 22-year-old socialite rolled her Jeep Wrangler after hitting another vehicle in Beverly Hills on Sunday night.

She was cited for a hit and run and delaying reporting the accident to police.

Lori is best known for trolling the blogs, tabloids and paparazzi by pretending to date rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, 50.

Promiscuous rapper Future, who fathered 5 or 6 children with multiple women, is best known for impregnating pop singer Ciara Wilson.

Lori is the Atlanta socialite daughter of stylist Marjorie Harvey, 55, who is married to television mogul Steve Harvey, 62.

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Steve Harvey's pampered stepdaughter Lori Harvey was arrested following a hit-and-run car accident Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, Oct. 20. Beverly Hills police didn't clarify what she hit - only that she rolled her car and walked away from the accident unscathed.

Police say Lori initially left the scene but she returned and was cited for a hit-and-run and delaying reporting an accident.

Since the accident occurred in Beverly Hills, the privileged 22-year-old was issued a court appearance ticket and released without having to pay bond.

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Lori was charged with two counts of misdemeanor hit and run and delaying a police investigation - and she was released at the scene.

"She identified herself properly and signed a written promise to appear in court," the Beverly Hills Police Dept. tells Us Weekly magazine.

When asked if celebrities and celebrity spawn get special treatment in the affluent Hills, there was no response.

Hours earlier, Lori and a female friend were spotted throwing back drinks at Nobu in Beverly Hills. Lori was not cited for a DUI.

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Lori is best known for trolling the blogs, tabloids and paparazzi by pretending to date rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, 50.

She dramatically "unfollowed" Combs on social media after he was spotted with another 20-something woman.

Lori is the Atlanta socialite daughter of stylist Marjorie Harvey, 55, who is married to television mogul Steve Harvey, 62.

Lori was previously linked to Combs' son, Justin Combs, 25, who is long rumored to be homosexual.