STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Nicki Minaj opens up about domestic violence

Nicki Minaj has emotionally shared some of her past experiences with domestic violence.The rapper pos...

Posted: Oct 3, 2018 6:35 PM
Updated: Oct 3, 2018 6:35 PM

Nicki Minaj has emotionally shared some of her past experiences with domestic violence.

The rapper posted two clips Tuesday on social media from her forthcoming "Queen" documentary.

Arts and entertainment

Celebrities

Crime, law enforcement and corrections

Crimes against persons

Criminal offenses

Domestic violence

Music

Music and dance

Musical styles

Nicki Minaj

Rap and hip-hop music

Society

Violence in society

In one she talks about being a little girl and throwing out her arms to protect her mother after her father's alleged abuse.

"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 or treat me like that," Minaj said as she became emotional. "Then all of a sudden that was my life."

In another clip, the 35-year-old rapper spoke about how an abusive relationship as an adult made her feel and affected her ability to make music.

"Who was I going to inspire when I had nothing in me to give?" she said. "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 did not name the man from that relationship.

Relocating to Miami helped her, she said, and after "catching a vibe" she eventually returned to New York, where she recorded songs such as "Coco Chanel" and "Good Form" that are featured on her "Queen" album released in August.

Minaj has not announced a release date for her "Queen" documentary.

CNN has reached out to the rapper's reps for additional comment.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 11851

Reported Deaths: 232
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah282472
Marion183153
Washington181520
Umatilla9877
Clackamas95527
Union3692
Lincoln3615
Malheur3021
Lane2943
Deschutes2520
Yamhill1949
Jackson1780
Linn17410
Polk17312
Jefferson1630
Morrow1381
Klamath1351
Wasco1161
Benton1126
Hood River1040
Douglas600
Josephine571
Clatsop550
Coos540
Columbia480
Lake240
Crook181
Tillamook160
Wallowa140
Baker110
Curry90
Sherman40
Harney20
Gilliam10
Grant10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 318761

Reported Deaths: 7027
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1303943795
Riverside24765537
Orange23901421
San Diego19371422
San Bernardino18912304
Fresno790687
Imperial7827135
Alameda7725148
Kern633997
San Joaquin627968
Santa Clara5983166
Tulare5678152
Sacramento533981
Stanislaus463351
Contra Costa460589
San Francisco442650
Ventura424653
San Mateo3949112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin343430
Kings289839
Monterey254018
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma165014
Placer105511
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8938
Yolo83928
Santa Cruz5683
Napa4774
Sutter3724
Butte3384
San Benito3362
El Dorado3070
Lassen2750
Shasta1876
Yuba1803
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Colusa1130
Mendocino1130
Lake1081
Tehama1041
Calaveras670
Tuolumne640
Del Norte600
Mono501
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo341
Mariposa311
Plumas170
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 73°
Brookings
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 64°
Crater Lake
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 72°
Grants Pass
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 73°
Klamath Falls
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 72°
Sunny & seasonal Sunday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events