Nicki Minaj: ‘I once contemplated suicide’

Singer opens about her turbulent past

Nicki Minaj has admitted that she contemplated suicide before her career took off.

The singer opened up about her life before she found success with her 2010 debut album ‘Pink Friday’, saying she struggled to financially support her mother.

“I kept having doors slammed in my face, I felt like nothing was working,” she said. “I had moved out on my own, and here I was thinking I’d have to go home. It was just one dead end after another.

“At one point, I was, like, ‘What would happen if I just didn’t wake up?’ That’s how I felt. Like maybe I should just take my life? I would pray to God to make me famous so that I could buy my mother a huge house.”

The singer also spoke about her violent relationship with her father during her childhood.

She told Cosmopolitan magazine:

He would beg, cry, stalk us. One time, he pulled my mother out of a car and dragged her for two blocks.

She added: “After that, I had a phobia about unlocked doors. Anywhere my mother and I were, I made sure the door was locked, because that was my only way to protect her.”

Then singer recently angered Good Morning America viewers after Minaj accidentally exposed her nipple.