The legendary Nicki Minaj is widely regarded for her versatility in the entertainment industry and exceptional rap skills, even as a female musician.
She rose to the spotlight with her debut album “Pink Friday” in 2010, especially for the album’s fifth single, “Super Bass.”
Despite Minaj’s success, she dealt with substance abuse and addiction for a while. However, she seemed to have gotten proper help as she recently celebrated being sober with a short message on Twitter.
Nicki Minaj Shares Sobriety Message, Saying She Is ‘Happy When Sober’
“I used to b [sic] happy when I was high. Now I’m happy when I’m sober, No judgment to anyone. Be gentle with yourself [red ribbon emoji],” the 39-year-old vocalist wrote.
Her concluding words appeared to be advice to her followers who dealt with drug dependence and abuse issues.
Thousands of avid fans reacted to the tweet and supported her decision to be her better self. They also sent hugs and kisses while some shared their sobriety journey.
Before the celebratory message, Minaj had shared a muddled clip of herself carrying out some kitchen duties, particularly frying chicken.
The video led some of her supporters to believe she was high on a substance. However, they got it all wrong as she declared that she was “sober & loving life.”
Sobriety is a huge step for every addict, and fans were proud of the singer for going through the phase and sharing the good news with the world.
The “Barbie Tingz” rap star previously made reference to her sobriety in her new single “We Go Up,” which she released last month.
“I know they sleeping on me / Bitches got epilepsy / I don’t do coke, little bitch / I don’t even do Pepsi,” the song’s verse read.
I used to b happy when I was high. Now I’m happy when I’m sober. No judgement to anyone. Be gentle with yourself. 🎀
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) April 22, 2022
The lyrics were totally different from the ones in her 2010 hit song “Bottoms Up,” which indicated her interest in some alcoholic brews. In her words:
“Can I get that trón? Can I get that Remy? / Can I get that Coke? Can I get that Henny? / Can I get that margarita on the rock-rock-rocks? / Can I get that salt all around that rim, rim-rim-rim-rim?”
Not only was she known for her openness with alcoholism, but she was also outspoken about smoking marijuana both on and off social media.
She once took to Twitter in 2017 to write about an experience with the substance, but in 2009, she joked about marijuana, asking why people still smoked it and saying it was “so 10 years ago.”
Times seemed to have changed for the “Starships” soloist as she has turned a new leaf with her sobriety journey while also enjoying being a mother to her baby boy and wife to Kenneth Petty.
The “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” Creator Gets Candid About Her Struggles In The Music Industry
The Blast recently shared that Minaj was featured on James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke,” where she spoke openly about the challenges she faced in her music career.
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She opened up about her anxiety issues which she had never experienced during the early days of her career. Her younger self was admittedly “more confident” as she was just introduced to the music business compared to now. The Queen of Rap elaborated:
“I think when you are a woman, and you’re in the public eye all the time, if you’re not careful, you can become less confident because you’re being constantly scrutinized. I just don’t think it’s natural. It’s not natural for a human being to just always feel like everyone’s critiquing them.”
She further stated that when she initially got into the music industry, there was an “amazing sense of freedom” because she believed no one was concerned about what she did.
“It goes from that to the complete, complete opposite. Where it’s like, if I blink my eye wrong, they’ll have a story made up about why I blinked my eye that way,” Minaj added.
Being criticized on social media is not new to the record-breaker, and she admitted that it could be pretty challenging. To cope with the onslaught, she shared a simple method she uses to remain sane.
Her strategy involved avoiding social media during such difficult periods as she immediately feels peaceful whenever she does.
In addition, her son serves as a significant symbol of peace in her life as she gushed about the joy he brought into her life.
The eight-time American Music Awards winner revealed to Corden that she connects with her baby boy through singing and rapping tunes she creates all day.