Nicki Minaj has opened up about enduring in abusive relationships.
The Queen rapper took to her Instagram last night to post two teasers for her upcoming “Queen” documentary, in which she candidly opens up about her experience with domestic violence.
“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],” said Minaj whose voice cracked as she narrated her story.
She continued: “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.”
In a second clip, she spoke about the effect her childhood experience had on her, and how she sadly had to go through the same in her relationship.
“Who was I going to inspire when I had nothing in me to give?” she recalled of the moment she questioned her own identity. “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.”
She noted that it was her move to Miami and subsequent return to New York that allowed her to break free and produce songs like “Good Form” and “Coco Chanel.”
Watch the teasers below.