Nicki Minaj Reveals How Witnessing Her Dad Abuse Her Mum Shaped Her

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj says witnessing domestic violence from a young age is the reason for her ‘abrasive’ character.

The 35-year-old rap star has spoken candidly about the issue in her upcoming Queen documentary, revealing how her father’s behaviour towards her mother shaped her own personality.

A visibly emotional Nicki said:

‘I remember when my mother would let my father be violent with her, and she always brings up this story.

Spreading her arms wide, she added: ‘As a little girl, I would stand in front of my mother, and go like this.

‘That’s why I’m like, maybe some people would describe me as abrasive, or b**chy or whatever, because I vowed from that age, no man would ever be with me and call me out my name, treat me like that … And then all of the sudden, that was my life.’

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