AceShowbiz - Nicki Minaj is opening up about heart-breaking past in her upcoming documentary "Queen". The "Barbie Thingz" raptress reveals in newly-released clips from the project that she had such a tumultuous childhood which hugely impacts on how she faced the world now.
"I remember when my mother would let my father be violent with her. And she always brings up this story as I was a little girl I would stand in front of my mother and go like this," Nicki says in one of the videos she shares on her Instagram account.
The Young Money femcee then says that the horror of domestic abuse in her home as a child makes her vow that no one will ever treat her that way. "That's why I'm like... maybe some people would describe me as abrasive or b***y or whatever because I vowed from that age no man would ever abuse me, call me out by my name or treat me like that," the Barbadian beauty shares.
In other clip, the "Anaconda" hitmaker goes candid about her own abusive relationship. "Who was I going to inspire when I had nothing in me to give?" she says while holding back her tears. "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 like, I didn't believe in myself."
This is not the first time Nicki addressed the domestic violence she had to witness when she was young. Back in 2010, she told Rolling Stone about her dream to be succesful and later rescue her mom from her abusive, drug addict father. "I would go in my room and and kneel down at the foot of my bed and pray that god would make me rich so that I could take care of my mother," she said.
"It's the price you pay when you abuse drugs and alcohol," she added. "Maybe one day your daughter will be famous and talk to every magazine about it, so think about that, dads out there who want to be crazy."
Premiere date of "Queen" has yet to be announced, but the self-proclaimed black Barbie teases that it will arrive "soon."