Nicki Minaj Reveals How Her Abusive Past Drove Her To Success!

Sat, January 29, 2011 2:59pm EST by 6 Comments

Nicki Minaj reveals the truth about her difficult childhood: ‘We lived in fear that my mother would be killed by my father.’

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj doesn’t let her troubled past stand in the way of success! Nicki spoke with The Sun about her abusive father and addict mother, saying that a terrifying home life made her the strong woman she is today.

Growing up, Nicki’s father was physically and verbally abusive, and only her older brother would stand up to him. “That was the only time we had peace in my home, when we knew there was another male figure in the house and he could protect us,” Nicki says.

But her father’s abuse toughened Nicki’s resolve to survive. “I am an emotional person, but I am a tough person,” she says. “It was very tough emotionally for me to have a parent who was an alcoholic and a drug addict.”

Her mother lacked the courage to leave her father, and the relationship taught Nicki a valuable lesson — never let someone bring you down. “I will cry about something, but I never let anything stop me,” she says. “I can’t be like my mum. I know I can cut ties and still make it. That’s been my whole thing. I’ve been able to say, ‘This isn’t working any more. You need to get out of my life.’ I keep it moving and it has worked.”

We think it’s great Nicki made it through her troubling childhood to become so successful! And her brightest days are on the horizon, with a just-announced tour with Lil Wayne and a new video in which she marries rumored beau Drake!

– Jessica Booth

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thuli

Posted at 3:42 AM on December 12, 2014  

dats a reli motivating story bt does dat mean dats y ur a slut ur success is bcoz ur pussy gtz u thr

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reemah

Posted at 12:40 PM on March 11, 2011  

yall need to stop hating on my gurl okayyy

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zammie

Posted at 2:38 AM on January 30, 2011  

How far did she have to chase a drag queen to get that wig?
I nevere heard of her,I just saw the creepy picture as a feature on my email and wanted to see more.I thought it was a blonde Smurf

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The One

Posted at 3:11 PM on January 30, 2011  

oh please Zammie..post a picture of yourself.. I’m sure your hideous. ha.

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DamnZammie

Posted at 6:36 PM on January 30, 2011  

Zammie-stop hating. If you do not have anything nice to say-don’t say anything. And who cares if you are just hearing of her…….Either way it goes…she’s famous and will always be….and you are not……Why don’t you try a new look…

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reemah

Posted at 12:42 PM on March 11, 2011  

shut up she can wear wigs all she wants get it straight and dont get it twisted!!!!!!!

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