Nicki Minaj is getting candid about her tumultuous childhood, and a past “violent” relationship in her upcoming documentary, Queen.
The rapper took to Instagram Tuesday to share two clips from the doc. In the first clip, Minaj talks about witnessing her mother being abused and standing in front of her to protect her.
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“I remember when my mother would let my father be violent with her. And, she always brings up this story [that] as a little girl I would stand in front of her and go like this,” the rapper says in the clip, throwing her arms out to demonstrate how she would create a barrier between her father and mother.
“And, maybe some people would describe me as abrasive or b**chy or whatever,” Minaj added, “because I vowed from that age no man would ever abuse me, call out my name or treat me like that.”
In another clip, the rapper tears up as she describes feeling “so low” in a past abusive relationship.
“Who was I going to inspire when I had nothing in me to give? I let one human being make me [feel] so low that I didn’t even remember who I was,” she says.