Nicki Minaj Gets Vulnerable About Past Drug Addiction
Nicki Minaj is opening up about her past drug addiction. In her first cover story with Vogue, the “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” hitmaker opened up about her Percocet addiction after being prescribed the pills after excruciating menstrual cramps.
“No one told me that this was a narcotic and this was addictive,” Nicki told the fashion magazine. “Luckily, I was able to ground myself.” She began to take the drug when she was not in pain, which led to her addiction.
She then name-dropped other celebrities who had bouts with addiction, such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Prince. While being constantly in the spotlight and criticized for what they do, she said they decide to “self-medicate and be in [their] own world.”
The Pink Friday creator added that her father, Robert Maraj, also suffered from addiction. The rapper said that she wished she could have understood what he was going through and that he was also a victim. He died in a hit-and-run car crash in 2021.
Nicki Minaj Is Gearing Up For Pink Friday 2
Nicki has been teasing her fifth studio album, Pink Friday 2, for quite some time. Last weekend, the rapper gave us a taste of what’s to come when she uploaded a snippet of an unreleased song on Instagram.
“I’m who you dying to be. Will somebody get all these groupies a ticket ’cause I’m who they dying to meet?” Nicki raps on the track.
While the snippet plays, photos of Nicki, the vinyl for Pink Friday 2, and hilarious memes cycle through while the rapper goes off on the brag-heavy record. She also dangles a sign for Pink Friday 2, indicating that the song will appear there, not the potential EP. She previously performed the untitled track at the 2023 Grammys.
Nicki teased a possible EP before the arrival of her fifth studio album over the weekend. “I think an EP with these songs is actually a great idea @RepublicRecords,” Nicki tweeted on Saturday (Nov. 4).
As of this writing, an official announcement has not been made about the EP. Pink Friday 2 is scheduled to drop on Dec. 8.