Nicki Minaj confessed her addiction to this medication: “No one told me it was addictive”

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A couple of days ago the magazine Vogue published a full interview with Nicki Minaj, in which the artist told several details about her life. The singer born in Trinidad and Tobago has not only recounted happy and successful moments of her intimacy, but she has dared to tell somewhat rugged experiences from her personal life.

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, the rapper’s first name, has recounted how, during a time in her life, she was hooked on Percocet, an opioid with paracetamol used to treat moderate and severe pain. Although she did not reveal at what point in her life she became addicted to this medication, she did state that her doctor initially prescribed it to her to control menstrual pain and cramps.

Nicki Minaj She confessed to the famous magazine that she began taking the drug even when she did not feel any pain, and it was at that moment that she realized that she had become addicted to it.

Nobody told me that this – Percocet – It was a narcotic and it was addictive. Luckily I was able to reconnect to the earth. But once you’re addicted, always addicted. I feel like if you have ever experienced addiction to something, like me, you always have to think twice and thrice about the decisions you make.“, expressed the singer of Anaconda.

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“Look at some of our biggest celebrities. In the end, or they laugh at them because they want to go out again, like Michael Jackson, or they criticize them, like Whitney Houston, or they fight silent battles like Prince. These are some of the greatest of all time. And one day they decided: ‘You know what? “I prefer to self-medicate and be in my own world,” he said. Nicki Minaj about how many of the greatest artists in history have gone through moments similar to those she herself experienced with addiction.

A few years ago, news came to light about the terrible childhood that the artist lived due to the addiction that her father suffered from cocaine. And, although she has spoken openly about this topic on other occasions, she wanted to express that: “I think about seeing my father coming and going, and I just wish that at that moment she – she – understood that he wasn’t doing it because he wanted to.”.

“I thought he was making a conscious effort to be addicted to drugs that led him to steal his children’s video games to sell them and get money. Think about it – Who would make a conscious effort for that? Now I realize that those people were not making those decisions because they wanted to hurt their family. Addiction took over their bodies and their lives. “They were victims too.”

‘Pink Friday 2’

The new musical project of Nicki Minaj It already has a release date. Despite having delayed its launch, which was originally scheduled for November 17, the release date will finally coincide with her 41st birthday and will be released on December 8.

Pink Friday 2, which will be the singer’s eighth studio album, is the continuation of her debut album that arrived nothing more and nothing less than thirteen years ago.

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In an interview he gave to Dana Cortex, minaj confessed that: “I’m creating music like I used to when I started rapping on my mixtapes. This means having a great experience, enjoying it, living in the moment, looking at the present in the moment and seeing what happens.”


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