Nicki Minaj has opened up about being abused by her former lovers.
The 36-year-old rapper, who is engaged to Kenneth Perry, posted her thoughts on bad romance on Twitter and revealed that she thought love should hurt.
“Rather than laugh and say mean things, try to offer sound advice from your heart and root for her to learn her worth. We’ve all been there. I saw my parents fight and argue non-stop and never divorce, so I thought this was normal behaviour,” Minaj wrote.
“I really used to think love had to hurt. So I could never look down on anyone else. We are merely human. It’s not easy to leave. Especially in the word of IG where all ppl want to do is post relationship goal pic for clout & attention. A man should make you feel safe, not afraid.”
Minaj recalled her own experiences with abusive exes, saying she remembered being so afraid to speak because she never knew when that person would be in a particular mood and hit her.
She is urging her followers to be more sympathetic towards women involved in toxic relationships.
“But first I had to learn how to love myself. If you wouldn’t let a man treat your mother, your sister or best friend like that b/c you LOVE them, then you wouldn’t let a man treat YOU like that b/c you love YOU. This isn’t about judging. We judge too much. Lift them up.”
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Written by Rekha Kulen