Singer Nicki Minaj has penned a powerful thread about toxic relationships and how she learned to love herself.
The Grammy-nominated rapper’s first tweet began with some advice for people who see women in toxic relationships, which she posted on Sunday.
“Rather than laugh & say mean things, try to offer sound advice from your heart & root for her to learn her worth,” wrote Minaj.
Minaj then wrote that she used to believe that “love had to hurt.”
“A man should make you feel safe, not afraid,” she wrote.
She continued explaining her personal experience of being in a physically abusive relationship. “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,” wrote Minaj.
She added that the difference now is that she feels “lifted up, safe, appreciated & unconditionally loved.”
“But first I had to learn how to love MYSELF,” she added. “This isn’t about judging. We judge too much. Lift them up.”
The 36-year-old rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and model was born in Trinidad and Tobago.
She was raised in Queens, New York City and became famous after releasing mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008) and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009).
Since signing with Young Money Entertainment in 2009, she released her first studio album Pink Friday (2010) which reached at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was ultimately certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In 2012, her second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded debuted at number one in several countries.
Minaj debuted in film in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift.
She was also a judge on the 12th season of American Idol. -/TISG