Nicki Minaj is getting candid about her past experiences in an abusive relationship.
In a series of tweets, the 36-year-old rapper advised her fans to offer "sound advice" if they see someone in a toxic relationship, instead of passing judgment.
"When u see a woman in a toxic relationship, rather than laugh & say mean things, try to offer sound advice from your heart & root for her to learn her worth. We’ve all been there," she said. "I saw my parents fight & argue non stop & never divorce, so I thought this was normal behavior."
She went on to say that she once thought that "love had to hurt."
"I rlly used to think love had to hurt. So I could never look down on anyone else," she confessed. "We are merely human. It’s not easy to leave. Especially in the world of IG where all ppl want to do is post relationship goal pics for clout & attention. A man should make you feel safe, not afraid."
"I remember being so afraid to speak cuz I never knew when that person would be in a particular mood and I could maybe say one wrong thing that would get me hit," she continued. "So the diff you see in me now is that feeling when a woman feels lifted up, safe, appreciated & unconditionally loved."
"But I first had to learn how to love MYSELF," she added. "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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