“It’s Not Easy To Leave” Nicki Minaj Has Opened Up About Her Past Abusive Relationship
“I really used to think love had to hurt."
Nicki Minaj has opened up about being in an abusive relationship in the past.
She also admitted that she once thought this was the norm and offered advice to anyone in the same situation.
The singer took to social media over the weekend to talk about toxic relationships.
“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. I saw my parents fight & argue non stop & never divorce, so I thought this was normal behavior…”
She continued by reminding people of negative traits in relationships.
“A man who loves you does not: 1. Humiliate you on social media 2. Beat you 3. Cheat on you 4. Call you out of your name/put you down to lower your self esteem due to his own insecurities. 5. Hide his phone, passwords, where abouts, etc.”
She opened up about being afraid to leave a past relationship and being afraid to speak up in case she he physically hurt her.
“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 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.”
Nicki is currently in a relationship with Kenneth Petty and explained how a healthy relationship made her feel.
“So the diff you see in me now is that feeling when a woman feels lifted up, safe, appreciated & unconditionally loved,” she tweeted.
She went on to explain the importance of self love and that she needed to achieve this first.
“But I first 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.”
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship The Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline offers confidential information, support and understanding to women. Freephone 1800 341 900
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