The rapper always seems so tough and careless. However, that doesn’t mean she is not hiding a heartbreaking past. Nicki Minaj revealed that she was a victim of domestic abuse and even grew up watching her father beat her mom.
In a preview for her new documentary, the female emcee opened up about the horrible experience of having to witness her dad abuse her mom when she was young.
Nicki promised herself that she would never let that happen to her but unfortunately, she couldn’t avoid it.
‘I remember when my mother would let my father be violent with her. And she always brings up this story from when I was a little girl I’d stand in front of her and go like this,’ Minaj says in one video she shared on Instagram.
Tearfully, she shows to the camera how she would stretch he arms out to the sides in an attempt to stop the dad from getting to her mom.
She goes on to say that ‘I vowed….that is why I am like…maybe some people would describe me as abrasive or bi*chy or whatever because I vowed from that young age that no man would ever abuse me, or treat me like that. And then …. that was my life. Everything I said I would never….’
In a second clip, Minaj, once again tearful, says: ‘Who was I going to inspire when I had nothing in me to give? I let one human being make me feel so low that I did not even remember who I was. I was even scared to get in the studio like, I did not believe in myself.’
The star previously stated that she hopes talking about her violent father would maybe stop others like him from abusing their family members.
‘It is the price you pay when you abuse drugs and alcohol. Maybe one day your daughter will also be famous and talk to every magazine out there about it, so think about it, dads out there who want to be crazy.’
Are you shocked to learn about the star’s dark past?