Minaj warns fathers against substance abuseBy IANS
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
LONDON - Rapper Nicki Minaj, who has come out in the open about her father’s abusive past, has warned other dads to act responsibly and stay clear of alcohol and drugs.
“It’s the price you pay when you abuse drugs and alcohol. 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,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted Minaj as saying.
The rapper, who was born in Trinidad and moved to New York when she was five, admits she was driven to succeed following her painful upbringing because she wanted to save her mother from the beatings she would suffer at the hands of her father.
“When I first came to America, I would go in my room and kneel down at the foot of my bed and pray that god would make me rich so I could take care of my mother,” she said.
Minaj parents are still together, but confesses her dad never wanted the star to discuss that part of her childhood now he’s got his life back on track, but she insisted on sharing her story because she wanted to warn other parents about the consequences of their actions.