Nicki Minaj is gearing up to release her Queen documentary and, in the latest clip, she reveals a dark moment in her past.
The “Barbie Dreams” rapper cries in a two-part teaser posted to Instagram, where she recalls her father’s violent behavior toward her mother and how that soon affected her. “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 said as she reached her arms out in defense.
“Maybe some people would describe me as abrasive or bitchy or whatever, because I vowed from that age no man would ever abuse me, call me out my name, treat me like that, and all of a sudden that was my life,” she continued.
The second clip details her own abusive relationship, where she was “so low, I didn’t even remember who I was.” Though she was scared to go in the studio due to low self-esteem, she started finding her pace again when she moved to Miami. After moving back to New York with a new sense of confidence, Queen tracks “Coco Chanel” and “Good Form” were born.
Though she doesn’t directly mention who the abusive partner was, Meek Mill took to Twitter to share a refute. “Lol,” he wrote alongside a post by a user called narcissist.sociopath.awarenes2 that reads, “When cornered, they’ll last out by claiming that THEY are the real victim.”
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) October 2, 2018