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 shared: ”I remember when my mother would let my father be violent with her, and she always brings up this story … as a little girl, I would stand in front of my mother, and go like this [with my arms out].
”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.”
The controversial rapper also discussed her own abusive relationship, revealing how it caused her to lose self-confidence.
She said: ”Who was I going to inspire when I had nothing in me to give?
”I let one human being make me so low, that I didn’t even remember who I was. I was scared to get in the studio. I didn’t believe in myself.”
By contrast, Nicki – who is rumoured to be dating sports star Lewis Hamilton – recently admitted that she is closer to marriage and having kids than people might think.
The rap star said she is eager to settle down and start a family in the near future.
The ‘Barbie Dreams’ hitmaker explained: ”I’ve got to get married first, then I’ll have a child. I might be closer than
people think actually.
”I love children. I’m not going to put that off for much longer.”