Nicki Minaj Issues a Warning to Drug Addict Dads
The rapper urges addicted fathers to clean up their act by speaking out about her own childhood.
Nicki Minaj's drive for fame may have risen from an early desire to protect her mother from her drug-addicted 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," recalls the rapper in the newest issue of Rolling Stone. She has spoken before about her childhood with an addicted father, including the time that he tried to burn down their family home while her mom was inside. "We were afraid for my mother's life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst he would threaten to kill her," she told Nightline this past Spring. And although her father Omar has said he is "torn up" over his daughter's comments, Minaj hopes her openness will serve as a warning to other dads whose addictions and "crazy" behavior could impact their kids. "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," she warns.