Nicki Minaj Issues a Warning to Drug Addict Dads | The Fix
facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Alcoholism  Addiction  AA  Cocaine  Heroin

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.

Image: 

Nicki Minaj has a lot to say to "crazy" dads.
Photo via

By May Wilkerson

09/05/12

| Share

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.

Rehabilitation Directories

Most Popular
Sober Living
PMS: A Natural Threat to Sobriety

I remember slamming things around the kitchen one night and feeling like I’d lost my mind. I was angry about something so minor, I literally can’t remember what it was and I don’t know that I knew then either

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

the fix tv