Nicki Minaj has been the victim of abuse. In a clip from Queen: The Documentary, she says she saw her father be violent with her mother and promised herself that abuse would never happen to her, but it did.
“. . . I vowed from that age no man would ever abuse me, call me out by my name or treat me like that,” said Minaj. “And then all of the sudden, that was my life. Everything I said I would never…. Who was I gonna 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 like, I didn’t believe in myself.”
She also reflects on her father’s behavior.
“It’s the price you pay when you abuse drugs and alcohol,” she said. “Maybe one day your daughter will be famous and talk to every magazine about it, so think about that, dads out there who want to be crazy.”