The 35-year-old rapper released two teasers for her upcoming “Queen” documentary on Tuesday, in which she candidly opens up about her experience with domestic violence.
“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],” Minaj, voice cracking and on the verge of tears, claimed.
In the next clip, Minaj emotionally discussed her own abusive relationship, and the effect it had on her. “Who was I going to inspire when I had nothing in me to give?” she recalled of the moment she questioned her own identity. “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.”
Minaj is clearly in a much better place now, and recently told Wonderland magazine that she’s closer to marriage and children than people think.
“I’ve got to get married first, then I’ll have a child. I might be closer than people think actually,” said the rapper, who was recently spotted with Lewis Hamilton. “I love children. I’m not going to put that off for much longer.”