Monday, April 16, 2012
Nicki Minaj's Dad Fires Back At Her Accusations
Nicki Minaj's dad has gotten wind of the rapper's recent claims that she grew up in an abusive home and he insists that her description is unfair. TMZ cites anonymous sources close to Omar Maraj, Nicki's father, who say he was surprised and saddened to hear his daughter's comments.
In an interview with Nightline last week, Nicki said that when she was young, her father was an alcoholic who was violent toward her mother. She said things got so bad that she wished her dad 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," she said. "I felt a lot of anger. I wanted to kill him. I wished he was dead."
Omar claims that Nicki's claims are "grossly exaggerated," and her father wants people to know that he's not some kind of monster.
He does claim that he had anger issues, but things never got to the point that the music star described.