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Nicki Minaj talks domestic violence in new documentary

SPEAKING OUT: Nicki Minaj

OCTOBER MARKS Domestic Violence Awareness Week, with many men and women across the world sharing their experiences and uplifting words for how to escape abusers and overcome such barriers.

One of these women who has experienced domestic violence and is opening up about it is Nicki Minaj.

The singer will be releasing a documentary around her life and recently shared two trailers from it where she opens up about her experiences with domestic violence.

In the trailer for her documentary, Queen, the 35-year-old star recalled growing up with a violent father, and how it's affected her own romantic relationships.

"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 (with my arms out)," Nicki said in the footage, as her voice cracked. "That's why I'm like, maybe some people would describe me as abrasive, or b**chy or whatever, because I vowed from that age, no man would ever be with me and call me out my name, treat me like that... And then all of the sudden, that was my life."



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Nicki also had an abusive relationship herself - which had a massive impact on her life. Recalling questioning her identity as a result of that romance, the Barbie Dreams rapper said: "Who was I going to inspire when I had nothing in me to give? 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. I didn’t believe in myself." She didn't name the man in question.

However, when Nicki moved to Miami and then New York, she felt as though she had broken free from her past. It was then that she penned the tracks Coco Chanel and Good Form, both of which feature on Queen, her fourth studio album.

Since the trailers have been released, Minaj's ex-boyfriend, rapper Meek Mill, posted a cryptic message on Instagram which may have alluded to her abuse claims.

The Philly rapper posted a paragraph of text defining the traits of a narcissist, alongside the caption “lol”.

“When cornered, they’ll lash out by claiming that they are the real victim,” began the post.

“Their story will detail your drinking problem, depression, jealousy, low self-esteem, financial woes etc.”

See Meek Mill’s Instagram post below:

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