08 July 2011
Nicki Minaj has slammed reports that a leaked song is a tribute to her murdered cousin, insisting that she recorded the song a year ago.
Nicki's cousin Nicholas Telemaque was shot dead on Monday morning after leaving a club in Brooklyn, New York.
Nicki took to her Twitter account to share her grief with her fans, calling him "my precious cousin" and "my baby".
And when a song called 'We Miss You' leaked online many fans assumed it was about the death of her beloved family member.
The song included the lyrics, "You said that you would leave these streets, and I know you didn't mean in a body bag/But now we see you were not bulletproof, and I'm mad 'cause you were the best that I ever had."
But Nicki has denied the song is about her cousin, revealing that it is an old song that didn't make it onto her album 'Pink Friday'.
Returning to Twitter on Thursday after two days of silence, she writes, "Tho (sic) the lyrics of We Miss You eerily depict the circumstances surrounding my cousin's death, I wrote & recorded that song on 5/24/2010.
"It was sent to Mariah Carey & Keyshia Cole over a year ago for a possible feature. It didn't make Pink Friday due to clearance issues. Its (sic) an unauthorized leak."
New York police are still investigating Nicholas' death.