Trinidad-American rapper Nicki Minaj is now mourning the loss of a close family member Nickolas Telemaque, who was murdered after leaving a Brooklyn nightclub around 2 a.m. on Monday, July 4.

The platinum-selling rapper broke the news via Twitter where she shared her grief.

“Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite…My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite. Near his home.”

“*My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn,NY http://lockerz.com/s/117042525” (Nicki Minaj Twitter)

Condolence to Miss Minaj and her Fam.