Nicki Minaj’s Dad “Crushed” Over Nightline Interview
Nicki Minaj garnered a lot sympathy from her Barbs when she appeared on Nightline the other night and accused her dad Omar of being an abusive drug addict during her formative years. During the interview, the “Beez in the Trap” rapper claimed her father threatened to kill her mother on more than one occasion and alleges he even burned down their house during one of his outbursts. Nicki told the late-night news program:
“I wanted to kill [my dad]. I used to wish he was dead … ‘We were afraid for my mother’s life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst he would threaten to kill her.”
The allegations were a little surprising to her fans, and even more surprising to Nicki’s dad and members of her family, who claim her stories were a little over-the-top. According to TMZ:
“…family sources tell TMZ, Nicki’s anecdotes are grossly exaggerated — Omar admits he had anger issues when she was a child … but insists it NEVER reached the point Nicki described in her interview.
Sources tell us, Omar never knew Nicki felt this way about him — and he’s absolutely crushed she decided to air her grievances in the media.”
One would think that Nicki would approach her dad about her issues before she put it all out there to the media, but she does have a new album she needs to promote. I’m not saying she made these accusations for the purpose of album sales, but artists have done worse things for the sake of moving units.