Nicki Minaj details how she overcame an abusive relationship.
Nicki Minaj is very well-known for her candid remarks and trains of thought. However, more often than not, the emcee's open stance is usually delivered in a package of aggression that tends to shed any immediate sense of vulnerability.
Most recently, however, she took to social media to air out her latest thoughts, specifically opening up about her past in an abusive relationship, handing out advice for victims in addition to those who witness friends or family enduring an abusive relationship.
"When u see a woman in a toxic relationship, rather than laugh & say mean things, try to offer sound advice from your heart & root for her to learn her worth," she began in the thread of tweets. "We’ve all been there. I saw my parents fight & argue non stop & never divorce, so I thought this was normal behavior."
She adds: "But I first had to learn how to love MYSELF. If you wouldn’t let a man treat your mother, your sister or best friend like that b/c you LOVE them, then you wouldn’t let a man treat YOU like that b/c you love YOU. This isn’t about judging. We judge too much. Lift them up."
Previously, Minaj detailed her childhood in the trailer for her Queen documentary, reliving memories of the abuse her mother suffered at the hands of her father, explaining how that led to her own tolerance of such behavior.
"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," she recounted with her arms up in a defensive stance. "And then all of a sudden, that was my life.
Surely, Minaj is now practicing what she preaches as she has been very public about her seemingly healthy relationship with fiancé Kenneth "Zoo" Perry.