Nicki Minaj discusses childhood, relationships in ‘Queen’ documentary clip

Rapper Nicki Minaj holds her award for best hip-hop video at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on August 20, 2018. (AFP pic)

US/Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj holds her award for best hip-hop video in the press room at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City

The rapper took to social media to tease the documentary, giving a taste of its highly revealing nature. Over the two clips, an emotional Minaj describes the effects of what she describes as an abusive father, saying she ultimately wound up in an abusive relationship of her own that temporarily turned her off music.

After moving to Miami and later New York City, she rediscovered her passion for music and started recording some of her hits, she says.