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Nicki Minaj Gives Advice to 'All of You Beautiful Souls' in Candid Post About Toxic Relationships

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Nicki Minaj arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City.

Nicki Minaj offered her thoughts on recognizing when one is in a toxic or abusive relationship -- and being empathetic to other women who find themselves in that situation -- in a series of tweets on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 1).

"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 wrote. "We’ve all been there. I saw my parents fight & argue non stop & never divorce, so I thought this was normal behavior."

Minaj continued: "Dear all of you beautiful souls. A man who loves you does not: 1. Humiliate you on social media 2. Beat you 3. Cheat on you 4. Call you out of your name/put you down to lower your self esteem due to his own insecurities. 5. Hide his phone, passwords, where abouts, etc."

The rapper then opened up about her own experience of being in an abusive relationship.

"I rlly used to think love had to hurt," she wrote in another tweet. "So I could never look down on anyone else. We are merely human. It’s not easy to leave. Especially in the world of IG where all ppl want to do is post relationship goal pics for clout & attention. A man should make you feel safe, not afraid."

"I remember being so afraid to speak cuz I never knew when that person would be in a particular mood and I could maybe say one wrong thing that would get me hit. So the diff you see in me now is that feeling when a woman feels lifted up, safe, appreciated & unconditionally loved," she said.

Minaj shared some final thoughts: "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."

See her full Twitter thread below.