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Nicki Minaj is mourning the death of her cousin, who was gunned down early Monday in Brooklyn.

"My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn, NY," Minaj tweeted. "Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite."

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Police told New York's Daily News that Nicholas Telemaque, 27, was shot multiple times in his torso around 2:40 a.m. as he walked toward his car after leaving C-PAC nightclub. Telemaque, who had prior arrests for possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license, died shortly after he was taken to Kings County Hospital.No arrests have been made.